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Patrick Reed over comes a slow start at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship to take a one shot victory over Bryson DeChambeau.
Overnight leader Justin Thomas was looking for his second WGC win and looked good after the first hole with a birdie. Unfortunately his round started to unfold as the field was gaining, Thomas was going backwards with a bogey on the 3rd. He bounced back with a birdie on the 5th but two late bogeys on the front nine really cost him the tournament. A double bogey on the 10th and the overnight leader was out of contention.
While Thomas was losing ground to the field, DeChambeau was gaining on the field and fast as well. He went out in 3 under and was close to the leaders to be in striking distance of a win. He continued his hot start on the back nine with 4 birdies through to the 15th hole and had was the outright leader at 18 under. A disappointing bogey on the short par 3, 17th and he had left the door ajar for Reed.
Reed went out in 1 under and knew he needed to get hot in order to chase DeChambeau and a birdie on the 12th got him going. He then reeled off 3 birdies in a row on 15th and had a 2 shot lead heading into the last hole. An errant tee shot off the tee made things interesting but Reed knowing that he only needed to make bogey chipped it back onto the fairway, knocked it on the green and took a two putt for victory.
"The last hole was ugly, but it was what I needed just to get the job done. At the end of the day, just putting yourself in these positions on Sunday is unbelievable. It's a great feeling." Reed said after the round.
“My team and I, we’ve worked so hard through the end of last year and also at the beginning of this year,” Reed said. “It kept on feeling like I was playing some good golf, just we weren’t quite able to get over that hump.”
It has been an interesting week for Reed after Brooks Koepa called him a cheat earlier on in the week.