Sunday was everything you could ask for in the Final Round of The Masters and Twitter had a lot of feelings about Patrick Reed’s green jacket victory.
Round 4 of the 2018 Masters began with an exciting premise: a Ryder Cup rematch between Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy. That, alone or in combination with watching Tiger strive to finish par, would have made for a great day at the Augusta National. But the final round of The Masters was so much more.
While McIlroy struggled to keep up with Reed, Jordan Spieth went from a self-described “no-pressure” day — nine behind Reed — to tying for the lead with a birdie at 16. Whatever crowd support Reed had going into the day quickly dissipated as fans, at Augusta and on Twitter, were quickly swept up in Spieth’s insane comeback. (It helps, perhaps, that Reed is something of a controversial character in the golf world.) However, a drive into the pines and a missed putt on Hole 18 left Spieth two behind, the green jacket very much Reed’s to lose. But Reed kept his cool through the final three holes and, despite a valiant effort from Rickie Fowler and the desire from essentially everyone for a playoff, clinched the 2018 Masters title on the 18th hole.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Patrick Reed’s 2018 Masters victory.
As you can tell, Twitter wasn’t exactly ecstatic about Patrick’s victory. And he certainly has fans somewhere — they’re just not the fans appearing in the top #TheMasters tweets OR the top tweets featuring his name.
“Captain America” or Public Enemy No. 1, Patrick Reed will no doubt sleep easy the brand new owner of a Masters green jacket.