These Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The 2018 Masters About Tiger, Rory, And Patrick Reed Are Amazing

Tiger Woods The Masters 2018

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Patrick Reed took home the Green Jacket at Augusta National on Sunday and became 2018’s winner of The Masters, the first golf Major Championship of the year. Reed (-15) was forced to hold off Rickie Fowler who finished one stroke behind at -14. Jordan Spieth fired off an incredible round to go from -6 to -13 for the tournament and finish in 3rd place. Unfortunately for fans and for Rory McIlroy, he started the day two strokes behind at -11 but finished T-5th at -9 after spinning his wheels in the final round.

But you already know all of this. These were the obvious storylines that you could follow on the CBS broadcast. Kevin Van Valkenburg is a senior writer for ESPN and ESPN the Magazine, and he capped off an incredibly Masters weekend by tweeting a bunch of behind-the-scenes stories. He’s got stories about Tiger Woods cracking jokes about what life’s like when you’re constantly under the media microscope, Rory McIlroy’s dad smoking stogies on the course, and the chilly crowd reception that Patrick Reed received en route to winning The Masters:

If you’re not already following Kevin on Twitter (above) you should go ahead and toss him a follow because this is A+ content you don’t often get to see from reporters on the ground in Augusta. And, if Twitter is blocked/filtered out at work that’s a shame because these are quality stories so I’d recommend saving this article and reading it later when you’re not on a work filter.