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Patrick Reed was so unaffected by a rules controversy a day earlier that he won the Farmers Insurance Open by five shots, the biggest margin in his nine career PGA Tour victories. The controversy arose Saturday on the par-4 10th, where Reed hit a 190-yard shot out of a bunker, with a TV replay showing the ball bounced once before settling into the rough. Without waiting for an official, Reed picked up the ball to see if it was embedded. Reed told the official that no one in his group nor a nearby volunteer saw it bounce. He was awarded a free drop and saved par in a round of 70. Reed said staying mentally strong and good play with his wedge and putter were enough to “keep me in the golf tournament and really allowed me to have a fun stroll up 18.”

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