Written by
Bryan Mullen, LIV Golf Correspondent
Jun 09 2024
- 3 MIN
4Aces Houston recap Reed STORY image

There was plenty of pressure on Patrick Reed heading into LIV Golf Houston. The hometown favorite and area resident had played the Golf Club of Houston countless times and his game was in fine form entering the week. And although he didn’t claim the individual trophy, there was no reason for the 2018 Masters champion to hang his head.

Reed finished third in Houston, just two shots behind winner Carlos Ortiz and was in the mix throughout, much to the delight of the fans who continually showed their strong support. Just as importantly, Reed’s showing was his best finish of the season and his second top 10 in his last four LIV Golf events. He currently stands 20th in the season-long standings and is poised to pounce. Furthermore, with Houston marking the start of the second half of the season, Reed will be leaned on to help lead his team down the final stretch.

As for 4Aces Golf Club overall, it finished just off the podium in fourth place and is 10th in the season-long team standings. The team had its best finish since the second event of the season in Las Vegas (second place) and its showing in Houston is a nice start to the second half and a strong run is looking likely.

The team started strong and combined to go 21 under through the first two rounds, finding itself just five off the lead. However, on Sunday they couldn’t get much going and combined to shoot 4 under with all four scores counting.

Captain Dustin Johnson was at his best on Friday, firing a 5-under 67 in grueling hot conditions and followed it up with two more under-par rounds. The two-time major champion finished solo 13th and is seventh in the season-long individual standings.

The team received mixed results from Harold Varner III and Pat Perez. Varner III was even par through the first two rounds but showed nice form with a Sunday 3-under 69 to finish T32. Perez flashed nicely with a 4-under 68 in Round 2 but shot 5-over 77 on Sunday when all four scores counted.

The team moves on to LIV Golf Nashville in two weeks as the early portion of the second half of the season continues.