Reed better than last year's win, loses by 8 to Spieth


KAPALUA, Hawaii – Patrick Reed went 68 holes without a bogey this week and shot 22 under par, which was one shot better than last year’s winning effort at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. He finished in second place, a whopping eight shots behind Jordan Spieth.

“At the end of the day if you would have told me coming into this week with the wind blowing hard third and fourth round that I was only going to have one bogey for the week, I would have taken it,” Reed said.

Reed shot an opening 65 and held the lead, but a second-round 69 moved him back on a day where Spieth shot 64. On Sunday, Reed began the day six shots behind Spieth and managed to pull within three shots for a brief moment. Spieth then made consecutive birdies to put the tournament out of reach.

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All was not lost for Reed. He still hasn’t won a tournament since here at Kapalua last year, but his stellar results continue. He has collected top-10 finishes in his last seven worldwide events and has two second-place finishes and a third-place finish in that span.

“Just have to stay at it and keep grinding and turn these second, third, fourth, fifth place finishes into Ws,” he said. “We’re getting close, just need to keep putting the foot down and get one here soon.”