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Posted November 14, 2020, 11:46 am
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Patrick Reed matches Thursday performance, sits one shot behind leaders at Masters

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    Patrick Reed plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole during the second round of the Masters Tournament. [Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports]

2018 Masters Tournament champ Patrick Reed has made 15 birdies through two rounds of the 2020 event.

He finished his second round Saturday morning, matching his Thursday performance with a 68 and is 8-under par for the tournament -- one shot behind the leaders entering the third round. He managed seven birdies in the round, including two on par 3s.

The issue with beginning a round one day and ending on another is the course can play completely different than it did the day before. Reed said the difference between Friday and Saturday was large.

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“The difference from yesterday afternoon to this morning was insane. The greens were a lot faster. They're a lot smoother, obviously, since we're the first ones on them,” he said. “But you started to see that kind of roll out when the ball just caught the edges. If it was just off the green, where it kept on going down the hill, and then the putts started to have that look of just that really, really slow, just continuous movement that the ball just keeps on going. Next thing you know, you think it's a foot by, and you have a three footer coming back.”

Like he did two years ago, Reed said it’s about picking his spots and knowing when to be aggressive and go for it.

“I think around this place you always have to be patient, but at the same time, with how soft it is the greens are still soft. So you're still going to have to attack the golf course,” he said. “I feel like, even in the past, even in '18 when I won, even though I was being patient on my on some of the holes that I was just going to go and green light at, I was being very aggressive towards my lines, and I feel like that's what you have to do around this place.”

Hole By Hole Scores - Patrick Reed

Round2
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Tot
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Rnd 5 4 4 3 4 2 4 4 4 34 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 5 3 34 68
Tot -3 -4 -4 -4 -4 -5 -5 -6 -6 -6 -6 -6 -5 -6 -6 -7 -8 -7 -8 -8 -8
Round1
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Tot
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Rnd 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 35 4 4 4 4 3 6 2 3 3 33 68
Tot 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 -2 -1 -2 -3 -4 -4 -4

Tournament

 
 
 
 
 
 
0 15 14 7 0 0
Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other

Performance by Round

  Par 3s Par 4s Par 5s
Rnd 1 E -2 -2
Rnd 2 -1 +1 -4
All Rnds -1 -1 -6