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Masters 2018: Patrick Reed wins at Augusta for first major title

Masters 2018: Patrick Reed wins at Augusta for first major title

-15 P Reed (US); -14 R Fowler (US); -13 J Spieth (US); -11 J Rahm (Sp); -9 C Smith (Aus), B Watson (US), H Stenson (Swe), R McIlroy (NI); -8 M Leishman (Aus); -7 T Finau (US), D Johnson (US); -6 C Hoffman (US), J Rose (Eng), L Oosthuizen (SA) 

Patrick Reed held off fellow Americans Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to claim his first major title with a one-shot win at the Masters at Augusta.

The world number 24, who had been ahead since the second round, led Rory McIlroy by three shots overnight.

McIlroy, chasing his first Green Jacket to complete the Grand Slam, faded with a two-over 74, while Reed parred the last to shoot 71 and win on 15 under.

Fowler (67) ended second, one ahead of Spieth, who had nine birdies in a 64.

Reed, 27, said: "I knew it was going to be tough.

"Any time trying to close off a golf tournament is really hard but to close off my first major at a place that's so close to me, being where I went to college, means so much. 

"I knew the lead would shrink and grow - it's just the flows of golf, you have to know how to handle it and the way I could get that done was to make sure the putter was working.

"Just to make par on the last and to watch the ball go in the hole and know that I've won my first major - to finish off that drought - meant so much to me." 

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