Here was the lengthy putt on No. 16 that at the time tied him with Reed for the lead. Even on the 71st hole, when he seemed to have a forever putt and seemed to be staring at a 3-putt that would have dropped him into a tie with Fowler, he hit the flagstick and almost holed out for a birdie.
His last-gasp error also cost him outright second as Fowler capped an inward 32 with a six-foot birdie putt at the last that lifted him to 14 under and into the clubhouse lead, but Reed knocked in a vital par putt at 17 and held his nerve to hole the winning putt from three feet at the last.
Patrick Reed is Captain America and now he is the Masters champion as well.
Fowler racked up six birdies and a lone bogey during his final round, including birdies on the 12th, 13th, 15th and 18th holes to put some pressure on Reed.
Fowler, 29, began the day five strokes off the lead and closed with a five-under 67, including a birdie at 18, for his eighth top-five finish in 33 majors. Fowler now has eight top-five finishes in 31 majors over his career.
Any realistic chance of a Spieth victory vanished at the 18th hole after he hooked his tee shot into the trees down the left-hand side and was left to scramble his way onto the green.
"You had to do it didn't you?"
Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy have teed off in the final round at the Masters, and it sure looks like they're feeling the pressure.
"Are you kidding me", Spieth barked. He started nine shots behind going into the final round, and was inches away on two shots from a chance at another green jacket. He eventually made bogey to just miss tying the tournament record of 63 established by Zimbabwe's Nick Price in 1986 and tied by Australia's Greg Norman in 1996. He had to settle for a 64.
Despite five PGA Tour victories, a stellar Ryder Cup record, and finishing runner-up at the most recent major, the PGA Championship, Reed never featured in discussions about who is the best player without a major win.
He had an enjoyable Sunday morning on October 2, 2016, when he went out against McIlroy in the opening singles match at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.
Reed, 27, spent the final round in a pairing with Rory McIlroy, 28, whose bid to become the sixth man (and the first European) to complete a career grand slam will have to wait another year. After pulling within one stroke after just two holes, Rors played 3-over over the next 12 holes to fall six strokes back. Neither one of them came close. McIlroy's putter betrayed him, and he was never a factor on the back nine.
While Reed slowly steadied himself, McIlroy unraveled. The tough break, combined with a awful pull in Round 1, leaves the finishing hole as the only unanswered question for Spieth whose record at the Masters is remarkable: T-2, 1, T-2, T-11, 3.
Woods started the weekend more than a dozen shots out of the lead and knew he would need something special to happen to get back in contention. "I feel like if I'm doing it the right way, then that's all that really matters".
"The only down I would say is the second shot on 15", Rahm said.
Woods missed greens right and left, never really getting approach shots in the flawless spots on treacherous greens. The four-time major victor from Northern Ireland painted himself as the underdog, citing the fact Reed played college golf nearby at Augusta State, asserting the pressure is all on his opponent and saying, "I'm hoping to spoil the party".
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