Patrick Reed, USA, leads The Masters at the half-way stage at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
Patrick scored a second round -6 under par 66 to lead The Masters after 36 holes with a -9 under par total;
“Everyone wants to win Majors and if you don’t believe you can win them, then you probably shouldn’t be playing in them.”
“I believe that if I play the golf that I know how to play, that I can win Majors.”
“I have to go in and not get ahead of myself, just take it shot by shot, hole by hole, like I’ve been doing. There’s a lot of holes left and I just need to go out and keep to my game-plan, play some solid golf and just go out and continue shooting in the 60s and see if it gets the job done.”
“I don’t know how many times on putting greens I was like, all right, well, this putt is to win the Green Jacket.”
“It’s one of those things that all kids growing up think about, and to have the reality to be able to sit up here after Friday and having the lead in the tournament, it’s great.”
“But, you know, we’re only halfway. I’ve got a long way to go and just need to continue doing what I’m doing.”
Marc Leishman from Australia is alone in second place at -7 under par, with a second round -5 under 67, while Henrik Stenson, Sweden, holds third place at -5 under after his second round -2 under 70.
Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, -1 under 71, and Jordan Spieth, USA, +2 over par 74, are tied in fourth spot, both at -4 under par for the competition.
Rory is happy to be in contention;
“Being up there around the lead going into the weekend, it’s a good position to be in.”
“But I think I’m happier with how I’ve felt and how I’ve handled certain things and how my thought process has been. That’s been a pleasing thing.”