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Patrick Reed dismisses notion that he has home course advantage

Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed does not think that he has any sort of home course advantage playing at the Masters.

Reed played part of his college career at nearby Augusta State, which means he could be considered somewhat of a local favorite at Augusta National. But he doesn’t think that is the case. He was asked after his round on Saturday whether he has an advantage and said no.

“No, because even though you went to school here, you don’t get to play here. You only play here once a year, and the golf course is completely different from when we play,” Reed told CBS.

“I think the biggest thing is just the amount of times I’ve played here throughout the other tournaments in the past. I’ve learned a lot from it. I’m more comfortable with it. That’s the biggest thing around here is you have to be comfortable with the golf course, you have to comfortable with how you’re playing. I’m feeling comfortable with everything.”

Reed kept up his hot play on Saturday. He shot a 67 in the third round, which followed the 66 he shot on Friday and his 69 from Thursday. He is 14 under for the tournament and leads Rory McIlroy by three strokes entering the final round. And no, Reed, will not be wearing red on Sunday after a directive from Nike.

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