Richard Hudson and Eddie Charnock, Algarve Golf Guru, PGA Golf Professionals walk us through the essential elements that contributed to Patrick Reed’s victory at the 2018 Masters.
Equipment – Reed’s gamble paid off.
For his Masters win Patrick Reed had Ping, Titleist, Nike and Callaway clubs in is bag as well as hand crafted wedges. It was an assembly of golf clubs aimed at maximising his confidence around Augusta.
Reed commented “This has freed me up, on the equipment side, I’m just out there doing my thing. I’m using whatever I want to use. I’m able to put 14 golf clubs and a golf ball in the bag that I feel are the perfect fit for me. To do that and come out with my first major, it was a risk. But it was a risk
that was the right one.” The Numbers on the course that made the difference.
Reed dominated the par 5s. The par 5’s at Augusta are considered to be birdie holes, and that again proved to be true. For the week, the 2nd, 8th, 13th and 15th holes ranked as the four easiest on the course and Patrick Reed scored low! For the week he made six pars, eight birdies and two eagles on these holes, which gave him a strokes gained edge over the rest of the field of 7.95.
Reed’s putter was hot Coming into the Masters, Patrick Reed was ranked 75th on the PGA Tour for putting. On some of the most difficult greens in the world, Reed’s putting average at Augusta was 1.98, which was third-best in the field.
Reed’s 66 was not the lowest but by far the best round of the 2018 Masters. The lowest 18-hole score during the Masters was Jordan Spieth’s Sunday 64. The scoring average on Sunday after Saturday night’s rain softened the course, was 70.49, which means Spieth was 6.49 shots better than the average. The second round scoring average
was 74.56, when Reed shot his 66. He was 8.56 shots better than the average making his round on that day statistically the best of the Tournament!
Patrick Reeds attitude on the course from his Final Round playing partner, Rickie Fowler “He’s not scared on the golf course. He’ll play aggressive. He’ll play his game. He won’t back down”. As you can see from ‘How Patrick Reed
won the Masters’ it is important to feel comfortable with your equipment, putt well and have a strong positive
attitude when on the golf course to maximise your chances of playing well and being a winner! These are areas that our PGA Professionals Richard Hudson and Eddie Charnock can help you with!