SAN DIEGO (AP) — Patrick Reed became so unaffected by a rules controversy a day earlier that he gained the Farmers Insurance Delivery by 5 photographs, the greatest margin in his nine career PGA Tour victories.
Reed closed with a 4-beneath 68 at Torrey Pines, making an eagle on the par-5 sixth and finishing off his dominating Sunday with a birdie on the 18th.
The frail Masters champions executed at 14 beneath after a constant four days at the blufftop municipal courses overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He shared the first-spherical lead with Alex Noren, became in a team one shot off the lead within the 2nd spherical after which shared the third-spherical lead with Carlos Ortiz.
Reed talked about staying mentally solid, to boot as elegant play along with his wedge and putter, had been ready to “withhold me within the golf tournament and essentially allowed me to possess a fun stroll up 18.”
The controversy arose Saturday on the par-4 10th when Reed hit a 190-yard shot out of a bunker with a TV replay showing the ball bounced as soon as earlier than settling into the rough. Without looking ahead to an professional, Reed picked up the ball to contemplate if it became embedded. Reed told the professional that nobody in his team, to boot as a detailed by volunteer, saw it bounce. He became awarded a free descend and saved par in a spherical of 70.
On Sunday, Reed soar-started his spherical with a 45-foot eagle putt on the No. 6 to win to 12 beneath and adopted with a birdie on the par-4 seventh. His finest bogey became on the par-3 eighth, and he rebounded with a birdie on the par-5 ninth. He performed par the remainder of the scheme till sinking an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 18.
“I became allowed to roughly attach it at the support of me when the highest rules professional comes up and says you potentially did the total lot you had been supposed to remain,” Reed talked about. “Must you dwell the total lot you’re supposed to remain, at the discontinue of the day that’s all you presumably can moreover withhold watch over. Going into this day, I felt elegant, I felt assured and essentially went to the golf route, plugged in my headphones and elegant roughly bought in my world with my coach and acquired to that first tee.”
Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Ryan Palmer, Henrik Norlander and Viktor Hovland tied for 2nd.
Reed talked about he became resiliant.
“I knew this day became going to be a grind, in particular with that leaderboard and seeing how many noteworthy names had been elegant spherical there at the highest. I knew you had been going to desire to stride out and play on offense. You couldn’t play protection. You needed to stride accessible and shoot a number.
“It became roughly shaky there early on within the origin, roughly a couple photographs that perceived to roughly win a bit bit a ways off from me. But I became ready to rely on the brief recreation early and win in a groove there right by the spherical.”
Hovland had been the closest in pursuit with four birdies on the front nine, including on the ninth to win to 12 beneath. However the birdies dried up and he bogeyed Nos. 14, 15 and 17 — missing a 2-footer on 17 — in a spherical of 1-beneath 71.
“The front nine became superior, made four birdies and became elegant essentially solid tee to green; made some putts there to boot,” Hovland talked about. “On the support I didn’t essentially essentially feel cherish I performed atrocious at all, you perceive, it became elegant a few mistakes and it’s essentially easy to elegant let issues roughly ward off.
“But it’s cool to roughly be up there having a enormous gamble to spend. Didn’t determine this time, nonetheless I essentially feel cherish I learned loads.”
Ortiz stumbled badly with a spherical of 6-over 78. He afflict himself with three bogeys on the front nine that left him even at the turn. He had even extra effort on the support nine, when he bogeyed No. 11 after which had effort getting out of a greenside bunker on No. 12, taking a double-bogey 6. He bogeyed 15, 16 and 18.
Rory McIlroy closed with a 1-over 73 and executed eight photographs at the support of, and mute became a noteworthy piece of Sunday. With so mighty attention on Reed taking reduction from the embedded lie Saturday, McIlroy had one thing an identical happen on the 18th gap within the third spherical. When he ultimately stumbled on it, he definite it became embedded, informed the alternative two gamers in his team and dropped it into deep rough elegant of the golf green.
The PGA Tour issued a statement earlier Sunday that each and each gamers proceeded beneath the rules. Reed took one further step by calling for a rules professional to verify, though he had already removed the ball from the place aside it had been.
“You’re attempting to manage with the data that you’ve gotten at that time, and the data that Patrick had at that time became the ball hadn’t bounced and the data that I had at that time became the identical,” McIlroy talked about. “And I went down and on my lifestyles, that ball of mine became plugged, it became in its maintain pitch designate, so I took reduction.
“In golf, you’d rather be on the negative facet of the rules than the elegant facet of them, elegant because that’s elegant what our recreation’s about.”
DIVOTS: Jon Rahm, who gained the Famers in 2017 and became runner-up ultimate yr, shot even-par 72 and became in a team of three at 8 beneath. … San Diegan Phil Mickelson shot a 72 to lift out 1 over. … The U.S. Delivery will be performed at Torrey Pines on June 17-20.