How to Watch the 2018 Masters

How to Watch the 2018 Masters

How to Watch the 2018 Masters

Patrick Reed of the United States is awarded the Green Jacket by Sergio Garcia of Spain during the Green Jacket Ceremony after winning the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday.

"It's just kind of one of those things that I've been working on it and trying to tap into Ryder Cups more and more and try to play some solid golf".

He was at 14-under 202. Henrik Stenson was in third at 5-under. His tee shot landed a few feet short of the flag, bounced a couple of times and then skirted by the left edge of the hole. "I want to spoil the party".

"It's going to be a lot of fun to go into the final round on Sunday, to go up against each other".

Patrick Reed made two eagles in three holes to extend his commanding lead at the Masters. Known more as a Ryder Cup stalwart, Reed quickly announced his presence this week with a 6-under 66 in Round 2.

Even removed by one pairing Saturday, the two put on a good show with full awareness of what the other was doing.

Sergio Garcia, last year's victor, followed his opening 81 - which was defined by an insane 13 at the par-5 15th - with a 78. The roar echoed the cheers that McIlroy had created by getting an eagle on eight as he chipped it from the rough right of the green and it whizzed right into the cup. He sank the comeback effort and pumped his fist in celebration. "I haven't capitalized throughout the week like I know I can, but I'm still in position to have a really nice tournament, so I'm going to keep hanging in there".

Reed's next eagle, on the par-5 15th hole, did just that.

It's the fifth time in 46 holes that Reed strung together back-to-back-to-back birds.

Woods won't factor in to the Sunday picture at Augusta National, but it's still shaping up to be one of the most exciting final rounds in a long, long time.

Unlike Woods, Phil Mickelson didn't find any humor in his round. Those hopes faded when he bounced around in the trees at No. 9 and made triple bogey and hit into Rae's Creek on No. 12 for a double bogey. He is at 7-over 223 heading into the final 18 holes Sunday. It was the 19th eagle of his career at the Masters, and each one comes with commemorative crystal glassware.

"You can put it either way", Reed said, adding that he "felt fine" after sleeping on the halfway lead. He punched out, missed the green and wound up with a triple bogey. The shot would have rolled well past the hole, but it hit the stick and dropped in for a 3. He started the day four shots out of the lead. "That was the best experience I've ever had with a marker".

Spieth had rallied from nine shots behind at the start of the day to claim a share of the lead with his ninth birdie of the day on the 16th, setting up the chance to equal the course record of 63 or even match the major championship mark of 62.

"It was possibly the highest score I could have shot today", Woods said. I feel like I'm driving it better than I have all year, but I am not capitalizing on it.

Casey didn't like the mattress in the house he rented near the course, so he bunked with his kid in "a proper bed".

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How to Watch the 2018 Masters

The Augusta National has looked superb all week and for once the world's very best golfers are all over the leaderboard.

Despite how happy the fans have been to welcome him back, Woods admitted for the first time Saturday that frustration had set in. "He is struggling with his irons".

He says "my swing is just off with my irons".

This time, they're not playing for their countries. By making the cut here he moved into the top 100.

"I always have said that 2011 was a huge turning point in my career".

"I'd like to get back to even par, it's a nice goal, and maybe do one better get in the red somehow".

"I just didn't quite have it", the Northern Ireland star said.

But a bad drive on the 18th for the second time this week led to a crucial bogey and more Augusta demons, after he squandered a five-shot lead with nine to play in 2016 in defence of his title. "Let's make these the only ones'". He missed the cut. ESPN writer Kevin Van Valkenburg made a great observation in 2016: "There is a little bit of New Jersey attitude in Reed".

Reed was booted off the Georgia team back in college, but this state is still a special place to him. He followed that with a bogey. He's no less entertaining.

Woods was ranked 1,199th before returning from spinal fusion surgery in December at the Hero World Challenge. He was 1 over for his round.

Patrick Reed delivered an overwhelming performance under hard conditions to seize a two-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the Masters while Tiger Woods struggled but made the cut. McIlroy should be close behind, as he hasn't bogeyed in 30 holes. Mickelson, who was playing the third round with Tyrrell Hatton, tripled No. 9 on Friday. When he tried to punch out, he completely whiffed on the shot, not coming close to touching the ball.

More winds and cooler conditions are expected Saturday along with rain.

Reed also doesn't buy into the idea that the pressure is all on him. "I'm not taking advantage of the par 5s and consequently a good round is even par", Woods said.

"If I can stay within two or three going to the back nine, that's when things can happen out there".

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