- American golfer Patrick Reed won his first major championship on Sunday.
- President Donald Trump, a massive golf fan, sent his congratulations to Reed on Twitter.
- The tweet comes five years after Trump applauded Reed for winning a trophy on one of his own golf courses, in Miami.
President Donald Trump has congratulated Patrick Reed after the American golfer won his first major championship – the 2018 US Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia on Sunday.
Reed held off challenges from some of golf’s biggest names to record a 2-under score (70) on Sunday, finishing the tournament 15-under in total – one stroke ahead of Robbie Fowler and two ahead of Jordan Spieth.
Trump, a massive golf fan, said Reed’s victory was “great and courageous.”
He tweeted: “Congratulations to Patrick Reed on his great and courageous MASTERS win! When Patrick had his amazing win at Doral five years ago, people saw his great talent, and a bright future ahead. Now he’s the Masters Champion!”
Congratulations to Patrick Reed on his great and courageous MASTERS win! When Patrick had his amazing win at Doral 5 years ago, people saw his great talent, and a bright future ahead. Now he is the Masters Champion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 9, 2018
The Doral win Trump referenced took place on one of Trump’s own courses – the Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida.
In 2014, Reed claimed his biggest career victory to date with a win at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He collected $US1.53 million in prize money and was even applauded by Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump when he received the trophy.
Now, it is fair to say, the $US1.98 million he scooped at the US Masters trumps his winnings at Doral.
Here’s Reed with Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump in 2014.
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