Patrick Reed gutted out a workmanlike 71 on Sunday at the Masters to capture his first major title at Augusta National Golf Club.
The 27-year old Reed signed for a final-day card comprised of 11 pars, three bogeys, and four birdies – none bigger than a final gain on the par-4 14th hole to move to 15-under par, one clear of Rickie Fowler, and two ahead of Jordan Spieth.
The win earned Reed $1,980,000 and 600 FedExCup points, which moves him to No. 10 on the PGA Tour’s points list.
More importantly, Reed scored 100 Official World Golf Rankings points which bumps him up 13 spots to No. 11 (from No. 24).
Runner-up Rickie Fowler took home a check for $1,188,000, 330 FedExCup points, and 60 OWGR points – about the same amount of money (and more OWGR points) than the winner of a weekly PGA Tour event scores.
FINAL MONEY: THE MASTERS
Augusta Golf Club | Augusta, Georgia | Apr. 8, 2018