Published: Wed, August 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Reed wins Northern Trust for first victory since 2018 Masters

Reed wins Northern Trust for first victory since 2018 Masters

Reed completed a consistent showing at the opening event of the FedEx Cup play-offs with a two-under 69 in the final round at Liberty National Golf Club. The top 70 advance to the BMW Championship next week at Medinah, but a good finish could sew up a spot in the Tour Championship and make him eligible for all the majors next year. Momentum is on his side, with his win preceded by Top 10 finishes at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and the British Open. "Been a little too long honestly", said Reed, who started the day with a one-shot lead.

Both men scored two-under-par 69s, with Reed finishing the tournament on 16 under par.

Rahm never caught up, closed with a 69 and tied for third with Harold Varner III. There are nine players within four strokes of Reed, including past FedExCup champions Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Brandt Snedeker.

Johnson, twice a victor of this FedEx Cup playoffs opener, didn't make a birdie until the 10th hole, and then saw his round fall apart with four bogeys over the last six holes for a 74 that dropped him five shots behind. And at 16, he hit his short approach shot to thee feet for an easy birdie to give him a two-shot cushion for the final three holes. Reed, in his 40th world rankings points event worldwide since the Masters, had posted just seven top-10s.

Here is some of what Reed had to say after his Northern Trust victory on Sunday. "It's been a while". He struggled after winning The Masters.

The harder he worked, the farther Patrick Reed felt he was falling behind.

After a miserable run of form earlier in the year he made a decision to take a proper break in May. At the same time, social media habitues also focused on slow play, and particularly on egregious examples put forth by so-called mad scientist Bryson DeChambeau. "I come out and I start hitting the ball where it's supposed to go". "I'm trying not to think about that that much".

The 29-year-old South Korean, who led by two at the halfway stage of the tournament after an impressive nine-under-par 62, came from a stroke back entering the final round to win on 20-under-par and had a bit of a revelation to make. He's now converted five of his seven 54-hole leads into victories.

Next week in Chicago at the BMW Championship, there guarantees to be more exciting golf just like we saw this past weekend in NY. "Making it into the Tour Championship is huge".

"When I finished, I was a little down because I didn't get it done and I feel like I played well", Ancer said after Sunday's round. To finally have it, you know, pay off.

"For me, it's just continue playing good golf and that will all take care of itself, " Reed said. I've always wanted to compete to win. He's certain to make the Tour Championship. About a half-dozen players flirted with first place Sunday. That not only gets him in the BMW Championship, he has a realistic shot at East Lake. If it's not better in four weeks' time, I might have to take eight weeks off. When you start personally attacking people on Twitter, it's like, come on, dude. "I might have gotten into a situation where I was working too hard". PGA Tour, if you don't do something about this, shame on you. Go out and play well. This is routinely ignored and there are now growing calls within the game for the matter to be addressed. His odds of the $15 million prize increased greatly.

Mi Jung Hur fired a five-under-par 66, the joint lowest round of the day, in wet conditions to earn a four-stroke victory in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. Jutanugarn had a 71. Scotland's Carly Booth finished joint ninth on 10 under but for two late bogey's would have been higher up the leaderboard.

The first eight players have been confirmed for the 2019 European Solheim Cup team.

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