WGC-Mexico Championship R4

Patrick Reed wins in Mexico

February 20-23
Chapultepec GC, Mexico City, Mexico
$10,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Rory McIlroy’s last round bid faltered as the Northern Irishman finished fifth behind American Patrick Reed in the European Tour’s WGC-Mexico Championship on Sunday.

WGC-Mexico Championship R4 - Patrick Reed wins in Mexico
Patrick Reed poses with the trophy after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament (Fernando Llano/AP)

World number one McIlroy started the round four shots off the pace and made an early charge, with birdies at the first, third and sixth holes in a bogey-free front nine at Chapultepec Golf Club.


But a bogey five at the 12th cost McIlroy his momentum as Reed and countryman Bryson DeChambeau surged clear.

Starting the day one off the pace, the 29-year-old Reed was two under through a bogey-free first 14 holes, including a stretch of 10 successive pars from the second to the 11th.

WGC-Mexico Championship R4 - Patrick Reed wins in Mexico
Rory McIlroy tees off at the second (Fernando Llano/AP)

DeChambeau set the course alight en route to the day’s second-best round, making eight birdies and one bogey through his first 14 holes to challenge for victory.

But Reed responded beautifully with three straight birdies from holes 15 to 17.

And when DeChambeau made three putts for a bogey four at the 17th, it meant Reed could afford his own bogey, on the 18th, and cling on for a one-shot win, his four-under 67 leaving him at 18-under 266.


The 26-year-old DeChambeau had to settle for a six-under 65.

McIlroy’s three-under 68 left him four shots behind Reed and one shot behind joint third-placed Jon Rahm of Spain and South African Erik van Rooyen, who shot 67 and 70 respectively.

England’s Tyrrell Hatton completed four sub-par rounds with a three-under 68 to grab a share of sixth place at 13 under, alongside overnight leader Justin Thomas and Japan’s Matsuyama Hideki.

Hatton made five birdies against one bogey through 15 holes but tarnished his work with a bogey four at the 17th.


England’s Paul Casey was a further two shots back in 11th place after a one-under 70.

Tommy Fleetwood shot a 69 to share 18th place at six under, while Lee Westwood was the fifth Briton to play four rounds under par, his third straight one-under 70 leaving him tied for 22nd.

Reed said the win felt “very rewarding”.

“My team and I, we’ve worked so hard through the end of last year and also at the beginning of this year and kept on feeling like we were playing some good golf, just we weren’t quite able to get over that hump,” he told the European Tour’s website.


“To come back and win my second World Golf Championship, especially with how I had to finish from basically 15 onwards … the last hole was ugly but it was what I needed just to get the job done.

“And I think because of that, it just has built up so much confidence with how I’ve played so far in my career with putting myself in these positions, I feel like I have a chance to continue and to have a chance to win these golf tournaments. The confidence is through the roof.”



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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Patrick Reed
USA
-18
69
63
67
67
266
2
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-17
68
63
71
65
267
T3
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-15
70
62
67
70
269
T3
Jon Rahm
ESP
-15
72
69
61
67
269
5
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-14
65
69
68
68
270
T6
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-13
69
64
71
67
271
T6
Justin Thomas
USA
-13
67
66
65
73
271
T6
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-13
69
68
66
68
271
T9
Billy Horschel
USA
-12
68
71
68
65
272
T9
Kevin Na
USA
-12
71
68
65
68
272
11
Paul Casey
ENG
-11
69
68
66
70
273
T12
Abraham Ancer
USA
-9
70
70
67
68
275
T12
Gary Woodland
USA
-9
70
69
65
71
275
T14
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-8
71
66
72
67
276
T14
Xander Schauffele
USA
-8
72
72
66
66
276
T16
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-7
75
68
66
68
277
T16
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-7
71
71
67
68
277
T18
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-6
73
70
65
70
278
T18
Bubba Watson
USA
-6
67
72
71
68
278
T18
Kevin Kisner
USA
-6
73
69
67
69
278
T18
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-6
70
69
70
69
278
T22
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-5
76
69
70
64
279
T22
Cameron Smith
AUS
-5
73
73
69
64
279
T22
Lee Westwood
ENG
-5
69
70
70
70
279
T22
Matt Kuchar
USA
-5
75
67
67
70
279
T26
Adam Scott
AUS
-4
74
68
68
70
280
T26
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-4
73
70
67
70
280
T26
Zander Lombard
RSA
-4
73
68
69
70
280
T29
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-3
75
69
72
65
281
T29
Chez Reavie
USA
-3
71
73
67
70
281
T29
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-3
72
72
70
67
281
T29
Justin Harding
RSA
-3
71
71
67
72
281
T29
Lanto Griffin
USA
-3
72
69
70
70
281
T29
Ryan Fox
NZL
-3
72
68
73
68
281
T29
Shane Lowry
IRL
-3
72
69
71
69
281
T29
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-3
69
72
70
70
281
T37
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-2
70
76
68
68
282
T37
Brendon Todd
USA
-2
72
71
71
68
282
T37
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-2
72
70
70
70
282
T37
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-2
74
72
70
66
282
T37
Shaun Norris
RSA
-2
75
68
70
69
282
T42
Branden Grace
RSA
-1
71
71
71
70
283
T42
Collin Morikawa
USA
-1
72
70
72
69
283
T42
Danny Willett
ENG
-1
73
68
70
72
283
T42
Marc Leishman
AUS
-1
74
70
68
71
283
T42
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-1
71
68
74
70
283
T42
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-1
76
68
70
69
283
T48
Dustin Johnson
USA
Par
76
71
67
70
284
T48
Zach Murray
AUS
Par
71
69
69
75
284
50
Corey Conners
CAN
1
68
70
72
75
285
T51
Jason Kokrak
USA
2
73
70
73
70
286
T51
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
2
68
71
76
71
286
T53
Charles Howell III
USA
3
75
74
68
70
287
T53
Francesco Molinari
ITA
3
72
74
71
70
287
T53
Jazz Janewattananond
THA
3
73
73
73
68
287
T53
Kurt Kitayama
USA
3
76
70
72
69
287
T53
Victor Perez
FRA
3
81
70
66
70
287
T58
Jordan Spieth
USA
4
74
73
70
71
288
T58
Lucas Herbert
AUS
4
75
70
74
69
288
T58
Matt Wallace
ENG
4
74
77
71
66
288
T61
Lucas Glover
USA
5
71
73
76
69
289
T61
Shugo Imahira
JPN
5
74
70
70
75
289
T61
Webb Simpson
USA
5
72
73
74
70
289
64
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
6
71
74
70
75
290
65
Scott Hend
AUS
8
72
75
75
70
292
66
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
10
76
73
72
73
294
67
Jorge Campillo
ESP
11
77
74
69
75
295
68
Ryo Ishikawa
JPN
12
80
72
73
71
296
T69
Graeme McDowell
NIR
13
76
74
75
72
297
T69
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
13
75
74
75
73
297
71
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
15
76
76
72
75
299
72
Taehee Lee
KOR
19
80
73
74
76
303