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Patrick Reed has a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy going into final round of Masters

Patrick Reed has a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy going into final round of Masters

If Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed had gone head-to-head in match play on Saturday afternoon at Augusta National, it would have been a thrilling display.

The Irishman would have led for all but three holes, been matched at all-square through 15, and ultimately have beaten the American 2-up.

You say that doesn’t mean anything when they’re competing in the Masters, in stroke play, for a major championship?

It does for these guys.

McIlroy and Reed will be inextricably linked for the rest of their golf careers by the incredible Ryder Cup singles match they played at Hazeltine in Minnesota in 2016.

In a scintillating four-hole stretch, McIlroy made four birdies...

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