Patrick Reed Wins the Barclays as Rickie Fowler Stumbles

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Patrick Reed, right, with Rickie Fowler after winning the Barclays and securing a Ryder Cup spot. Fowler missed an automatic Ryder berth.

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — There has not been much lacking in Patrick Reed’s 2016 season except a victory, and with a clutch performance on a sunny, warm and raucous Sunday afternoon at Bethpage Black, Reed filled in the missing link.

With many of the members of an enthusiastic gallery shouting encouragement to Rickie Fowler, the 54-hole leader, Reed shot a final-round 70 despite bogeys on two of the last three holes to finish at nine-under-par 275, overtaking a faltering Fowler and winning the Barclays tournament by a stroke over Emiliano Grillo and a fast-finishing Sean O’Hair.

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Fowler swinging on the fourth hole. With a double bogey on No. 16, Fowler shot a 74 and finished tied for seventh, three shots back.

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