Around the Nation (March 9): Patrick Reed wins Cadillac Championship to remain on a roll

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GOLF

Reed on a roll, wins Cadillac Championship

DORAL, Fla. — Patrick Reed won the Cadillac Championship for this third PGA Tour title in seven months, and this was a big one.

Dressed in a red shirt he always wears on Sunday — with Tiger Woods in the group ahead of him — Reed made back-to-back birdies on Nos. 3 and 4 at Doral to pull away early. He played the 18th conservatively and made bogey for an even-par 72 and a one-shot victory over Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson of Wales.

At 23, Reed became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship.

Woods failed to make a birdie in the final round for the first time in his career and closed with a 78, his highest Sunday score ever.

It was the second straight time Reed has won wire-to-wire.

FOOTBALL

Lions owner William Clay Ford dies at 88

William Clay Ford, the owner of the Detroit Lions and last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford, died Sunday. He was 88.

Ford Motor Co. said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home. Ford help steer the family business for more than five decades. He bought one of his own, the NFL franchise in the Motor City, a half-century ago.

He served as an employee and board member of the automaker for more than half of its 100-year history.

Ford’s first full season leading the Lions was in 1964.

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