Group of Reed, Spieth, McIlroy set for Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – One of the most intriguing groups for Rounds 1 and 2 at the Masters will include Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.

Reed is already a two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, Spieth was the 2013 Rookie of the Year and McIlroy emerged from last year’s slump with a victory in December at the Australian Open.

The group will also include some good-natured teasing.

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When asked about the grouping on Tuesday, McIlroy smiled, “There’s going to be no top-5 players in that group.”

Reed caused a stir following his victory last month at the WGC-Cadillac Championship when he declared himself a top-5 player.

To be specific, McIlroy is ranked ninth in the world, Spieth is 13th and Reed is 23rd.

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