CUP LEADER: Patrick Reed smiles as he holds the The Barclays trophy.
CUP LEADER: Patrick Reed smiles as he holds the The Barclays trophy. Kathy Kmonicek

Day driven to despair after horror run off the tee

GOLF: World No.1 Jason Day was left to rue some poor drives as American Patrick Reed won the first of the four FedEx Cup play-off events at Bethpage Black.

Day finished The Barclays ranked last in accuracy off the tee of the 79 players who made the cut as Reed took first place in the race for the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.

"I don't think there was a tee shot that I felt comfortable over to be honest,” the Australian said.

"Every time I was standing over the ball, I couldn't feel like it was going to be a good shot.”

For Reed it was his fifth US Tour win since January 2015.

His final round of 70 left him on nine-under, one clear of Sean O'Hair and Emiliano Grillo. Rickie Fowler had led into the last round but fell away on the back nine.

Adam Scott finished tied with Day on seven-under, while fellow Aussies John Senden, Marc Leishman and Aaron Baddeley also made the top 100 and move on to next week's Deutsche Bank Championship.



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