Reed Snatches the Win at WGC-Mexico Championship
What a great weekend of golf this past weekend at the WGC-Mexico Championship. Mexico presents an interested foreground for the PGA Tour due to its extremely high altitudes and firm playing surface. The golf ball flew about 20% further this week but that does not mean the course was any less challenging because of this. In fact, many of the world's top players struggled with the narrow, tree-lined fairways.
Going into the final round on Sunday, Justin Thomas had the 54-hole lead. Unfortunately for Thomas, he did not perform well under the bright Mexican sky on Sunday. He ended the round +2 and finished the tournament tied for 6th at -13. Bryson DeChambeau played a solid week of golf but the scientist could not finish his dinner. After holding a two-stroke lead for much of Sunday, Bryson bogeyed the 17th hole. This left an opening for Patrick Reed.
And an opening was all Patrick Reed needed. Reed went to work on the back nine, birdieing three of the last four holes to claim a one stroke victory over DeChambeau. It's Reed's second WGC title and 8th PGA Tour victory.
Patrick Reed has been the center point of much discussion the past few weeks over a cheating scandal. Reed has been accused of either moving or touching his ball illegally during Tour play. Regardless of the scandal, Reed played a great week of golf, ending the tournament at -18. And after going -3 in the last 4 holes on Sunday, he is more than deserving of medalist honors. Congratulations to Patrick Reed and his team!
Next week we will be covering The Honda Classic, one of three consecutive tournaments in Florida leading up to The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Jacksonville. Until next week, Enjoy The Game Responsibly and Stay Tipsy.