Doral: American Patrick Reed became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship event when he held on for a one shot victory at the Cadillac Championship on Sunday after an ailing Tiger Woods failed to mount a challenge.
Reed shot a final round of even-par 72 to finish the $9 million tournament at four-under 284, one shot clear of Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson. It was Reed’s third PGA Tour title in eight months.
“I was hitting the ball so good this week and my putting was just outstanding,” said Reed. “Whenever you come to an event and feel very confident with your putting, a lot of pressure on your full swing comes off your shoulders.
Woods had moved into contention on Saturday with a third round 66 to start the final day three shots behind but returned a six-over 78 to finish tied for 25th. Woods did not make a birdie and walked gingerly off the course on Sunday.
“It is back spasms, so we’ve done all the protocols and it’s just a matter of keeping everything aligned so I don’t go into that,” said Woods.
“It’s basically started on six, the second shot out of the bunker, my foot was out of the bunker.”