After early leader Patrick Reed found himself two strokes back of the top spot after the first three holes Sunday, he turned it on and birdied the next two holes and three of the next four to turn the tables on Rickie Fowler and win the 2016 Barclays Championship, which was hosted in Farmingdale on Bethpage State Park’s Black Course.
Reed, who had not won a PGA Tour tournament this year, shot a one-under par 70 to earn the $1.53 million winner’s share and put him in great position in the FedEx Cup playoffs to earn the title and the $10 million bonus check.
With the victory, Reed also landed a spot on the prestigious U.S.A. Ryder Cup team.
“It feels amazing,” stated Reed, who is pictured left in the photo. “I haven't had that feeling in a while. Having a lead, I felt like I did a lot of things well. Unfortunately I didn't quite make the scores I wanted to down the stretch, but it was enough to get the job done.”
This was the final, and 50th chapter, of The Barclays Championship as the tournament will have a new sponsor in 2017. The tournament had been a part of the PGA Tour since 1967 when Jack Nicklaus won the inaugural event at Westchester Country Club. This year marked the second time that the tournament was hosted at Bethpage State Park.