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The Masters: 18 stats to mark your card

A look back in numbers at Patrick Reed’s Augusta triumph.

Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed won his first major when he held off Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth to claim Masters glory.

Here, Press Association Sport reviews the tournament in a ’round’ of 18 statistics.

1 – Reed ranked number one in birdies with 22 across his four rounds, in addition to two eagles.

2 – he was second best in putts per hole with 1.44, behind only 1988 champion Sandy Lyle (1.42).

3 – eagles made by leading amateur Doug Ghim, on the 13th and 18th holes in his first round and the 13th again on Saturday. He finished eight over par.

4 – Webb Simpson became the fourth player to hit back-to-back Masters eagles, at holes seven and eight of his final round – joining Dan Pohl in 1982, Dustin Johnson in 2009 and Phil Mickelson in 2010.

5 – Reed made the most of Augusta’s par fives, playing them in 13 under par for the week despite only parring all four on the final day.

6 – Tony Finau made six successive birdies in his final round, one shy of the tournament record held by Steve Pate in 1999 and Tiger Woods in 2005.

7 – world number one Dustin Johnson finished seven under par.

8 – Spieth shot eight under par for his final round in an incredible charge which ultimately came up just short.

9 – Reed made nine birdies in his second round of 66, his best of the week.

10 – Finau bounced back from dislocating his ankle in the par-three tournament to share 10th place with Johnson.

11 – the hardest hole, with a scoring average of 4.4 on the par four. The only birdie there on day three was made by Augusta’s famed marker Jeff Knox, partnering Paul Casey.

12 – Reed averaged 12 greens in regulation per round.

13 – the record high score taken by Sergio Garcia at the 15th hole in round one, after losing five balls in the water.

Sergio Garcia’s Masters meltdown

14 – combined birdies or eagles made by Tiger Woods as he finished tied 32nd at one over par.

15 – Reed’s winning score was 15 under par.

16 – in round four, Charley Hoffman added to the long list of holes in one at the hole named Redbud.

17 – Justin Thomas’ third round featured 17 greens in regulation, the best of the week.

18 – there were 18 eagles made at the 13th hole, more than any other on the course.



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