Patrick Reed produces fine finish to win WGC-Mexico Championship

Patrick Reed produces fine finish to win WGC-Mexico Championship

Patrick Reed displayed typically steely resolve and an assured putting touch, outlasting fellow American Bryson DeChambeau for a one-stroke victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Sunday.

Justin Thomas of the United States plays his shot from the second tee during the third round of the World Golf Championships Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec on February 22, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico.

After a 333 yard drive on the 632-yard par-5 11th, McDowell chipped his third shot to 5 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole. But when DeChambeau three-putted the 17th green for a bogey, he left an opening that Reed took by birdieing three consecutive holes.

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But DeChambeau's charge petered out, and a three-putt bogey at the 17th pretty much ended his chances.

"I think I played some really good golf the last four days, and I think I can hold my head high", said Van Rooyen after his round on Sunday.

Of course, DeChambeau has come under fire himself in recent months for his slow play and his fiery temperament and after graciously going back to the 18th to congratulate the victor he the felt the need to stick up for Reed. "I mean, there's no room for it". At the end of the day, there's 18 holes in front of you, and you've got to navigate it the best you can.

"I missed a lot of greens".

"When I basically had tap-in, tap-in, tap-in, and 10 feet for a birdie", said Rahm, who said his goal was "to get as close as possible to the leaders".

His big run began on the 18th hole with a 15-foot birdie putt.

"Retief (Goosen, previous sole course record holder) is obviously someone I've always looked up to, watched him win his Majors and win a lot of really nice events when I was a kid, so it's good to be in that category".

McIlroy signed for a three-under 68, making a bogey on the par-five sixth and also the 14th, while DeChambeau - who had led by three at one point - bogeyed three of the final six holes to finish in a level par 71.

"If you play the game, you understand the rules", Koepka told a radio interviewer on Monday when asked about it.

"At the end of the day, you can't listen to what other people are saying", he said.

"I felt like I had something to prove to myself coming into this week", said Reed, who won the Masters in 2018.

"I really want that first place", Thomas said. At 11-under and in a share of fourth now, four shots behind Thomas, McIlroy's odds have finally elevated to +900. But as the researcher reduced, Reed got the rate with 3 straight birdies onNos 15-17 to turn the manuscript.

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