DETROIT – Whereas the ultimate spherical didn’t go as deliberate, Patrick Reed nonetheless discovered positives from the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Traditional after incomes his finest PGA Tour end in additional than a yr.
Reed made solely 4 bogeys by his first 54 holes at Detroit Golf Membership, however he matched that complete with a turbulent last spherical that ended up in a 2-under 70. Reed completed the week at 17 beneath, in a big tie for fifth and eight pictures behind eventual winner Nate Lashley.
It’s his first top-10 because the WGC-HSBC Champions in October, his first begin of the wraparound season, and his finest outcome on Tour since a fourth-place exhibiting on the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.
“Ending prime 10, particularly going into subsequent week and with The Open developing, it was a constructive week. I did plenty of issues properly,” Reed mentioned. “A day like at the moment, the place I felt like nothing was actually going properly, to have the ability to get a spherical beneath par and salvage a spherical was good.”
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Reed is within the discipline for subsequent week’s 3M Open, which is able to mark his fourth begin in as many weeks. The outcome was welcome reduction contemplating his current dry spell, but it surely nonetheless solely moved Reed up from 22nd to 20th in the U.S. standings for this yr’s Presidents Cup.
Given his penchant for match play and satisfaction in representing the crimson, white and blue any probability he will get, Reed stays optimistic that he’ll discover a approach onto Tiger Woods’ squad at Royal Melbourne come December.
“It’s at all times on my thoughts,” Reed mentioned. “If I proceed doing what I’m doing, particularly these subsequent couple weeks, then hopefully all of it takes care of itself.”