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Golf – Reed enjoys ‘massive’ win

Patrick Reed described his first major win in the 2018 Masters at Augusta National on Sunday as "massive" after he had held off a late challenge from Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth. The 27-year-old American recorded a final round 71 to miss out on becoming the first player in the history of the tournament to post four rounds in the 60s. However, Reed was delighted with his 15-under-par 273 total which handed him a one-shot win ahead of Fowler, who birdied six of the last 11 holes but failed to take the tournament to a play-off. Reed said: "Just to make the par on the last and watch the ball go in the hole and know that I've won my first major is massive. One of my huge goals this year was to get back in that winning circle. To do it in the first major and finish off that drought, it just means so much to me." Spieth, who is 12/1 with bet365 to win the US Open in June, hit an impressive nine birdies but a bogey on the 72nd hole left him in third, while Rory McIlroy's final day hopes evaporated as he finished tied for fifth - six shots off the pace.

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