Patrick Reed struggles early, misses cut in first Masters


After a rough start to his second round, Patrick Reed failed to catch up and missed the cut in his first Masters Tour­nament appearance.

Reed bogeyed the first four holes and struggled equally as much down the stretch, shooting 7-over-par 79 on Friday.

Following an opening-round 73, the former Augusta State All-American missed the cut by four strokes in his first major.

He declined to speak to the media after Friday’s round.

Reed recovered slightly from his early struggles with birdie on No. 6, and he parred the next three holes, finishing 3-over on the front nine.

He opened his back nine with two bogeys. He birdied Nos. 13 and 15 but finished with three bogeys.

Reed said after Thursday’s round that he was disappointed with his driving, but he was tied for 27th at 1-over after his first competitive round at Augusta National Golf Club.

Reed struggled on the greens Friday, ranking next to last in putts per hole. He three-putted four holes, and he tied for 88th in overall putting through two rounds.

Reed made waves last month by becoming the youngest player to win a World Golf Championship event at the WGC-Cadillac Cham­pion­ship. He entered with two wins this year and hadn’t missed a cut since Oct. 13. He also had five top-10 finishes in 2013.

Reed’s 79 tied for his highest score as a professional, matching a round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March 2013.

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