Reed Outlasts the Field at WGC Mexico Print


Reed celebrates after capturing the WGC Mexico Championship



Mexico City - Patrick Reed bogeyed the 72nd hole, but not before making

3 consecutive birdies to finish 18 under par, one shot clear of Bryson

DeChambeau to claim victory at the WGC Mexico Championship. The newly

bulked up DeChambeau, who led after 36 holes missed a 19 foot birdie

putt at the last to fire a final round 65 for 17 under par.

Reed added a bit of drama at the last, taking iron off the tee and pushing

the shot right (into the trees) where he took three to reach the green.

Needing only two putts to win, he converted to win his second WGC Mexico

title (his first was when the event was previously played at Doral's Blue

Monster - known as the WGC Cadillac Championship).


"It's very rewarding," Reed said after the victory. "My team and I have

worked so hard through the end of last year and the beginning of this

year. We feel like we were playing some good golf and we weren't quite

able to get over that hump. At the end of the day, just putting yourself

in these positions on Sunday is unbelievable and it's a great feeling. I can't

wait to get home to celebrate with the little ones and my wife and bring

home the trophy."

Rahm and Van Rooyen finished 3 shots back at 15 under par, Rory McIlroy

shot a final round 68 to finish at 14 under par.