PGA Tour: Farmers Insurance Open, summary. Patrick Reed's bright triumph

Patrick Reed. Photo: Getty Images
Patrick Reed triumphantly finished the Farmers Insurance Open with five hits ahead of his closest pursuers, not reflecting the tough course of the struggle. Reed conscientiously suffered the second nine, which he played flawlessly and finished in birdie, but his rivals could not avoid mistakes. By the way, the day before, Patrick had four bogey on this section of the field, which almost deprived him of his chances of success.

This victory was already the ninth for Reed, but did not increase his popularity among the fans in the least. In the course of the third round, Patrick made good use of the Rules, but his act was met with a flurry of criticism (Reed's reputation affected), and even after the triumph, “the sediment remained” and Patrick continues to “fight back” on social networks. By the way, similar actions by Rory McIlroy on the same day did not really bother anyone .

Viktor Hovland took on the role of the main pursuer, but in the end the young Norwegian grabbed three bogey and eventually split the second line. On the penultimate hole, Victor greased the putt from half a meter, which cost him 360 thousand dollars (he would have received such an increase to his check for a sole second place). However, since the beginning of the season, Howland has already managed to earn more than two million.

Together with Victor, Ryan Palmer, Xander Schauffele, Henrik Norlander and Tony Finau, who are struggling to complete their top flight wins list, have scored nine minuses in a week. Jon Rahm played only in pairs this weekend and failed to rise above the seventh line. Will Zalatoris also finished here, continuing his fight for the card of the PGA Tour participant. In the second round, Zalatoris scored an amazing achievement: he managed to pass the South Field of the local arena by one blow better than a pair, while visiting only one fairway.


1 Patrick Reed -14
T2 Tony Finau -9
T2 Henrik Norlander -9
T2 Ryan Palmer -9
T2 Xander Schauffele -9
T2 Viktor Hovland -9