Patrick Reed will be eager to put up a strong defence of his Masters title at Augusta this week

  • Patrick Reed can’t wait to get his defence started at the Masters on Thursday
  • He won his first major last year after holding off Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth
  • The defending Masters champion has failed to record a top-10 finish in 2019 
  • 28-year-old Reed will host the Champions Dinner on Tuesday night at Augusta

Patrick Reed is relishing the defence of his Masters title as he tries to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods in claiming back-to-back victories at Augusta National.

Reed secured his first major last year after holding off final-day charges from Ryder Cup team-mates Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.

‘Its been amazing having the (green) jacket around. Travelling with it and allowing other people to see it was definitely a treat,’ Reed told his pre-tournament press conference.

Patrick Reed will be eager to put up a strong defence of his Masters title at Augusta this week
Patrick Reed will be eager to put up a strong defence of his Masters title at Augusta this week

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