Patrick Reed NAILED IT.

Patrick Reed.

Look, every story needs a hero and villain. Up to this point in his life, Reed has been an almost perfect villain, with sour relationships left behind at almost every step of his life.

But let’s not forget to give credit to a golfer who has clearly worked hard to reach where he is today — a Masters champion.

The 27-year-old won $1.98 million for his week’s work at Augusta National. His 71 on Sunday was not spectacular but it was gritty and gutty. On 18 he needed a par to secure the win. He calmly left a tricky 25-foot putt only 3 feet from the hole and then knocked it in for his first major victory.

All 4 major titles are now held by Americans under 28 years of age. Reed may not ever be the most popular of that group, but he earned his place alongside them.

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