Golf: Reed seeking consistency beforehand of Masters name defence
Reed is sparkling off a percentage of forty-seventh place at The Players Championship and most straightforward eight days removed from a T-50 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational; however, for the 28-year-old American, there may be no want to panic in advance of the April eleven-14 Masters. “I’ve placed myself in function and have put a few solid rounds together; I simply haven’t quite put four accessible yet at the same time,” Reed told a pre-Masters convention call on Monday. “I feel like I’m honestly near. I feel like I’ve got the bag in which I feel without a doubt relaxed and assured with it, and now it’s simply got a few greater reps (golfing) below me and just kind of get ready for Augusta.”
Reed took the golf international with the aid of typhoon with a one-shot victory at last 12 months’ Masters, wherein he spent plenty of the week at Augusta National Golf Club beneath the radar till storming right into a -shot lead after the second one round. The American led using three strokes going into the very last spherical and turned returned an early venture from Rory McIlroy. He held off later expenses from Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to seize his first essential title. The Master’s triumph was the maximum current of Reed’s six PGA Tour victories, and while he knows a win going into the year’s first fundamental would be a fine addition, it’s far some distance from essential.
“It, in reality, would assist, however. I feel like my mindset and nation of thoughts that I’m in proper now is higher than it became the last yr at this factor,” stated Reed. “I’ve hit golf photographs and have accomplished matters on the golfing route that I feel a little bit cozier this year doing than I did final yr at this factor. However, I just want to go out and continue playing to place four rounds collectively.” Reed will compete inside the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida, beginning on Thursday, and then in next week’s World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play occasion in Austin before placing his points of interest on Augusta.
While Reed would like to snag a victory beforehand of his Masters identify the defense, he insists his primary aim is sincerely to find greater consistency in his game before making his manner to Augusta. “The arrangements had been going certainly well. I sense like I am in as proper form if now not a better location than I became the last yr right now,” stated Reed. “The large aspect is simply to preserve to construct and grow at the things that we’ve been working on — my coach and I and my group and I — at some stage in the yr, and simply get prepared and kind of get in gambling shape for the tournaments developing.”