AUGUSTA, Ga. — Patrick Reed’s first Masters experience came to a disappointing end Friday when he missed the 36-hole cut.
Reed followed Thursday’s first-round 1-over-par 73 with a 79 on Friday to finish at 8-over 152. That was well off the cut line of 4-over 148, 11 strokes back of 36-hole leader Bubba Watson.
Reed, who helped University High to state championships in 2006 and 2007, was on the leaderboard at 2-under through 15 holes Thursday before finishing with three straight bogeys to card a 73.
Reed jumped right back on the bogey train to start the second round with four straight bogeys Friday. He made birdies on the par-3 sixth and on the back-nine par-5s (13 and 15) but bogeyed six of the other seven holes on the back nine to come home in 79.
The 79 ties his first-round score in the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational as the worst of his young PGA Tour career.
Reed came into the first major championship of his career as one of the world’s hottest players, having won three PGA Tour events since August. He is qualified for the year’s other three majors, the next stop being the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C., in June.