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Patrick Reed celebrates his wire to wire victory at the WGC Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral
Miami - In a week where all of the top 50 players in the world were competing at the WGC Cadillac
Championship, it was Gil Hanse's new "Blue Monster" design that was the true star. Trump Doral
dazzled and challenged the world's best, in fact the event had the feel of a major championship
(with tropical flavor), and if that seems a bit overstated - check the the scores.
Patrick Reed showed he had no equal on Donald Trump's new Miami beauty, going wire to wire.
Reed's even par 72 on Sunday (-4 total) was enough to clip Bubba Watson and Jaime Donaldson
(who bogeyed the 72nd hole). Reed arrived on the famed 18th with a two shot lead. Reed hit iron
off the tee, two more irons in and two putted to close it out.
“I was hitting the ball so good this week, I felt like, and you know, my putting was just
outstanding. Whenever you’re able to come to an event and feel very comfortable with your
putting it allows you to let a lot of the pressure on your full swing kind of come off your shoulders.
Around a golf course like this you have to be confident and I felt like I’ve done that really well.
To come out in a field like this and to hold one wire-to-wire like that, I feel I’ve proven myself.”
Reed's win was his 3rd PGA Tour victory in his last 14 starts, making him the youngest to ever
win a World Golf Championship at 23 years 7 months and 4 days. The win moves Patrick Reed to
third in the Fedex Cup standings
After winning at both Torrey Pines & Doral in 2013, Tiger Woods has struggled at both venues
this season . . . his 78 in Sunday's final round marked his worst final round as a professional.
WGC Cadillac - Top 5 finishers
Patrick Reed 68-75-69-72—284 (-4)
Bubba Watson 73-72-72-68—285 (-3)
Jamie Donaldson 74-70-71-70—285 (-3)
Richard Sterne 74-73-70-71—288 (E)
Dustin Johnson 69-74-73-72—288 (E)