Patrick Reed rises to the top of the Wells Fargo Championship leaderboard after 54 holes at Eagle Point Golf Club.
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Patrick made birdie on his last two holes to take the lead in the Wells Fargo Championship, shooting -5 under par 67, for a -8 under total for 54 holes.
Patrick said the change in putting fortunes for him came when he reduced the amount information about the putts, ignoring the green reading book the players are given these days;
“I used to read the putts and also [caddie Kessler Karain], and I used to use a green-reading book.”
“I just felt like there’s too many eyes and too much thought process going into putts on trying to figure out the read.”
“I’ve done that pretty well all week, I have my green-reading book with me just to kind of confirm, not really to go off of it, just to make sure I’m seeing what the book is saying and just kind of going from there.”
Personally I must say I do not agree with giving the players maps of the greens, showing which way the slopes were going. Players should read the putts for themselves, not have caddies lying down on the green, and then having a discussion on which way to make the putt, it is too time consuming.
Sharing second place, just one shot back are Alex Noren, from Sweden, -3 under par 69 who missed a 5ft birdie putt on his last hole to claim a share the lead, and Jon Rahm, Spain, who also scored -3 under par. Both players have tournament totals of -7 under par.
There are four players tied in fourth spot, at -6 under, Seung Yul Noh, -5 under 67 today, Brian Harman -2 under 70, Vaughn Taylor -2 under 70 and Francesco Molinari even par 72 again today.