Patrick Reed trumped both the world-class field and the newly elongated Blue Monster at the WGC-Cadillac Championship for his third victory in the last eight months and a whopping $1.5 million in prize money.
The 23-year-old Reed overcame wind and water at the 7,400-yard Trump National Doral in Miami, Fla. where some of golf’s most prominent players had trouble staying under par. He had previously won the 2014 Humana Challenge and the 2013 Wyndham Championship.
Ranked 44th in the world, Reed beat out almost everyone in front of him on that coveted list, including Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Jamie Donaldson, who were breathing down his neck Sunday.
Tiger Woods, hindered by an aching back, could not put together two good rounds in a row and ended in a tie for 25th place while shooting a birdie-less 78 on the final day.
With its top-notch field of competitors, the Cadillac Championship had its share of winners and losers while providing a preview of the upcoming Masters.