Saturday, 24 August, 2019

Patrick Reed's golf revival comes with massive benefits

Adam Scott drives during the Northern Trust PGA event Adam Scott drives during the Northern Trust PGA event
Shannon Reynolds | 14 August, 2019, 04:52

The Northern Trust was the first of the three FedExCup playoff events, and Reed's victory in New Jersey propelled him from 50th to second in the FedExCup rankings - with just Brooks Koepka ahead of him now.

It might have taken a while for Patrick Reed to get past his Masters hangover, but 16 months after he slipped on his green jacket for his lone major championship victory, it seems like the feisty Texan is back.

"Captain America" Patrick Reed got his first win on the PGA Tour since the 2018 Masters, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

He shot a final round 2-under 69 and finished 8-under for the tournament, in a tie for 21st.

After sinking his putt on 18 for the win Reed said "It's been a little too long!" "But what better place to do it than here". The last Presidents Cup was at Liberty National two years ago.

Reed completed a consistent showing at the opening event of the FedEx Cup play-offs with a two-under 69 in the final round at Liberty National Golf Club.

The victory in the first of three events in the United States tour's FedEx Cup playoffs moved Reed to second in the playoff standings going into the BMW Championship.

Reed is No. 50 in the FedEx Cup and trying to extend his streak of making the Tour Championship every year since 2014. As Pepperell said, handing out fines is meaningless to tour players who earn millions of dollars in prize money and sponsorship deals. He's only moved up five spots in the standings (17-12) and isn't an automatic choice as only the top eight make it by virtue of their place.

For his career, Reed has now won seven PGA Tour events.

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Meanwhile, Johanna Konta was dumped out of the women's draw by Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson in a hard-fought encounter. But 14th seed, Croatian Marin Čilić, fell to a 4-6, 6-7 defeat at the hands of Moldova's Radu Albot.

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The team now ranks 24th in the majors in batting average (.245), 23rd in home runs (149) and 22nd in slugging percentage (.738). Jim Salisbury of NBCS Philadelphia hinted at a major coaching change coming to the Phillies after a 2-5 west coast trip.

Ancer felt like a victor when it was over. Birdies at the 12th and 13th moved Rahm to 16-under, but he faded with bogeys at the 14th and 15th. He then struck a glorious approach to four feet at the 16th, and holed the birdie putt to put him back in front, where he remained. However, Ancer should be consoled by his best ever PGA Tour finish.

That was enough to send him from No. 67 to No. 8, with more perks than he could count. And he jumps from 67th in the FedEx Cup Standings all the way to 8th, securing a spot at the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta in two weeks, the first spot for a Mexican born player in the twelve year history of the FedEx Cup.

The first eight players have been confirmed for the 2019 European Solheim Cup team.

Ancer (69) was runner up, while Harold Varner (68) and Jon Rahm (69) shared third at 14 under.

Meanwhile, Mi Jung Hur fired a five-under-par 66 to win the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open by four strokes at The Renaissance Club. She shot a 62 in the second round, taking just 24 putts. Third-round leader Moriya Jutanugarn carded 71 to tie for second with Jeongeun Lee6. Overnight leader Jutanugarn had been trying to follow her sister with a Ladies Scottish Open victory after Ariya Jutanugarn won previous year at Gullane.

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - Gabriela Ruffels became the first Australian victor in U.S. Women's Amateur history, beating Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 1 up in the 36-hole final at Old Waverly Golf Club.

"I knew I had to make birdies coming down the stretch", said Reed, who took a rare three-week break between the PGA Championship in May and the U.S. Open in June to recharge his batteries. With Valenzuela 3 feet from the hole on the 36th, Ruffels won with a 10-footer.

Hoag finished at 22-under 266.

Norway's Kristoffer Ventura (69) was third at 19 under.

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