Bryce Miller: Resilient, controversial Patrick Reed wins Farmers as U.S. Open return looms

It wasn’t just Patrick Reed against Torrey Pines. It wasn’t just Reed versus the field, although one by one the contenders slowly faded out of view. It wasn’t just Reed fending off nerves and fickle breaks that make winning so hard on the PGA Tour. In the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday, it felt like Reed against absolutely everyone — from La Jolla to Long Island. The rules tsunami swirling around an embedded-ball ruling in the middle of Saturday’s third round hardly faded a day later. The heat of it still felt fresh and warm to the touch. With a greenside cap tip to The Wh…

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