Patrick Reed

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Patrick Reed
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Patrick Nathaniel Reed
Born (1990-08-05) August 5, 1990 (age 24)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Spring, Texas, U.S.
Spouse Justine Karain
Children Windsor-Wells (b. 2014)
College University of Georgia
Augusta State University
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2014
U.S. Open T35: 2014
The Open Championship CUT: 2014
PGA Championship T58: 2014

Patrick Nathaniel Reed (born August 5, 1990) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He is most notable for his victory in the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Reed was born in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated at University High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While there, he won the 2006 Junior British Open and also qualified for the U.S. Amateur in 2007. Reed led University High to state championships in both 2006 and 2007. He also won the state medalist honors in 2007.[1] He earned Rolex AJGA All-America honors in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Reed started his college golf at the University of Georgia in 2008–09. After some issues that resulted in his expulsion he enrolled at Augusta State University, where he majored in business.[1] He helped lead Augusta State to NCAA Division I Golf Championship in 2010 and 2011. He advanced to the semifinals of the 2008 U.S. Amateur. He suffered a 3&2 loss to eventual U.S. Amateur champion Danny Lee – the top-ranked amateur in the world. He won the 2010 Jones Cup Invitational.

Professional career[edit]


Reed turned professional in 2011 after the NCAA Championship.

On June 2011, Reed played in his first PGA Tour event, the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where he was cut after the second round.[2] Reed played two more events in 2011, earning just over $20,000.

On the Nationwide Tour, Reed played two events and earned just over $5,000.[2]


Reed played in 12 events on the PGA Tour on sponsors exemptions and through Monday qualifying (six times).[3] He made seven cuts and earned over $300,000.[2] His best finish was T-11 at the Open. He finished T-22 at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament to earn his PGA Tour card for 2013.[3]


Reed picked up his first top-10 finish at the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.[2] On August 18, Reed became the 12th first-time PGA Tour winner of the year with his victory at the Wyndham Championship in a playoff against Jordan Spieth. His win at Sedgefield Country Club also marked his third consecutive top-10 finish.[4]


At the 2014 Humana Challenge, Reed set the PGA Tour record for most strokes under par after 54 holes. His rounds of 63-63-63, were 27-under-par. The tournament's first three rounds are played on three different courses. The previous record was 25-under-par, set by Gay Brewer at the 1967 Pensacola Open and tied by Ernie Els at the 2003 Mercedes Championships, Pat Perez at the 2009 Bob Hope Classic (the previous name of the Humana event) and Steve Stricker at the 2010 John Deere Classic.[5] All four other players won those tournaments. It was also the first time in PGA Tour history that a player opened a tournament with three rounds of 63 or better.[6] Reed won the tournament by two strokes over Ryan Palmer.[7]

On March 9, Reed earned his biggest win to date with a victory in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. He earned $1.53 million with the one-shot win over Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson. Reed became only the fifth golfer to earn three PGA Tour wins before his 24th birthday since 1990, joining Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Sergio García.[8] He is the youngest winner of a WGC event, and the victory also moved Reed to 20th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Reed was also the first PGA Tour golfer to have three wins before playing in his first major, the 2014 Masters.

Personal life[edit]

Reed married Justine Karain, on December 21, 2012. She was his caddy for the qualifying rounds in La Quinta, California, where Reed secured a PGA Tour card at Q-School.[9]

While Justine was pregnant with daughter Windsor-Wells, her brother Kessler became Reed's caddy.

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

World Golf Championships (1)
Other PGA Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Aug 18, 2013 Wyndham Championship 65-64-71-66=266 −14 Playoff United States Jordan Spieth
2 Jan 19, 2014 Humana Challenge 63-63-63-71=260 −28 2 strokes United States Ryan Palmer
3 Mar 9, 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship 68-75-69-72=284 −4 1 stroke Wales Jamie Donaldson, United States Bubba Watson

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2013 Wyndham Championship United States Jordan Spieth Won with birdie on second extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2014
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T35
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship T58

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 1 (twice, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

World Golf Championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes To par Margin of
2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship 68-75-69-72=284 −4 1 stroke Wales Jamie Donaldson, United States Bubba Watson

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 2014
Accenture Match Play Championship R32
Cadillac Championship 1
Bridgestone Invitational T4
HSBC Champions

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Patrick Reed profile". Augusta State University. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Patrick Reed – Seasons". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Iles, Trey (December 4, 2012). "Baton Rouge's Patrick Reed earns PGA Tour card in Q school". Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Patrick Reed wins 1st PGA Tour title". ESPN. August 18, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Patrick Reed now up 7 at Humana". ESPN. Associated Press. January 18, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Upshot: Humana Challenge, Round 3". PGA Tour. January 18, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ Nicholson, John (January 19, 2014). "Patrick Reed wins Humana Challenge by two shots for second career victory". PGA of America. Associated Press. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Patrick Reed: Youngest WGC winner". ESPN. Associated Press. March 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ Hoggard, Rex (December 3, 2012). "Reed gains Tour card; marriage on deck". Golf Channel. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 

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