NORTON, Mass. – Any list of potential MDF casualties entering the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship probably didn’t include Patrick Reed.
Reed opened 68-68 at TPC Boston, and began Sunday just two shots off the lead. He ballooned to an 11-over 82, though, and after a closing bogey on the par-5 18th he missed the secondary, 54-hole cut by a shot.
“Bad day at the golf course. Feels like I’m in a nightmare at the moment,” Reed said. “Everyone has a bad round. That just happened to be probably the worst round in 10 years.”
Reed made the turn in 2-over 38, but the wheels came off beginning on the 10th hole. An errant tee shot led to a double bogey, then he made three more doubles in a row on Nos. 12-14. Reed didn’t make a single birdie all day, and after his final approach found the hazard on the home hole he was left with an inward total of 9-over 44.
Despite the early exit, Reed has already clinched a spot in the season-ending Tour Championship. He will now head to Denver for the BMW Championship, hoping to bounce back from his highest round of his PGA Tour career.
“I did basically every aspect of the game today really bad,” he said. “Just go back to the drawing board, talk to my swing coach and I’ll be fine. I’m not worried about it.”