If pars are boring then Patrick Reed’s back nine in the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions was anything but.

Reed began play on Saturday in Shanghai trailing Tony Finau by three strokes, and promptly bogeyed his opening hole. He added a birdie at the second and a bogey at the ninth to turn in 1-over 37.

Then things got interesting.

The reigning Masters champion, who was playing alongside Finau and Justin Rose in the final group in Shanghai, birdied the 10th hole. After a pair of pars at Nos. 11 and 12, the finish went like this:


It all added up to a 2-under 70 – the same score posted by Finau and Rose. By day’s end, the three men were right back where they started, with Finau leading the trio – and Xander Schauffele – by three shots.

But without the birdie blitz on the back nine, Reed would have had little chance for his first victory since donning the green jacket in April.

Wild back nine keeps Reed within striking distance at WGC-HSBC

Source: Internet


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here