Patrick Reed

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Patrick Reed
Personal information
Full name Patrick Nathaniel Reed
Nickname Captain America [1]
Born (1990-08-05) August 5, 1990 (age 27)
San Antonio, Texas
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 Reed
Children Windsor-Wells
College University of Georgia
Augusta State University
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 5
European Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T22: 2015
U.S. Open T13: 2017
The Open Championship T12: 2016
PGA Championship T2: 2017

Patrick Nathaniel Reed (born August 5, 1990) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He is 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 from 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.[2] He earned Rolex AJGA All-America honors in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Reed started his college golf career at the University of Georgia in 2008–09. After issues that resulted in his expulsion he enrolled at Augusta State University, where he majored in business.[2] 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, where he lost 3&2 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.

In June 2011, Reed played in his first PGA Tour event, the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where he missed the cut.[3] 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.[3]


Reed played in 12 events on the PGA Tour on sponsors exemptions and through Monday qualifying (six times).[4] He made seven cuts and earned over $300,000.[3] His best finish was T-11 at the Open. He finished T-22 at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, after entering at the First Stage, to earn his PGA Tour card for 2013.[4]


Reed picked up his first top-10 finish at the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.[3] 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.[5]


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.[6] 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.[7] Reed won the tournament by two strokes over Ryan Palmer.[8]

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, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Sergio García.[9] 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.

Also in 2014, Reed finished 5th at the Volvo World Match Play Championship.


On January 12, Reed won his fourth PGA Tour title at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions by defeating Jimmy Walker in a sudden death playoff.[10] The win moved Reed to a career-best OWGR ranking of 14th.[11] Also, he finished second at the Valspar Championship, third at the Hero World Challenge, and seventh at the Honda Classic.

Reed also joined the European Tour for the 2015 season.


On August 28, Reed won the first FedEx Cup playoff event, The Barclays played at Bethpage Black. This was his fifth victory on the PGA Tour and first FedEx Cup event win. He went into the final round in the last grouping, one stroke behind the leader Rickie Fowler. He carded a final round of one-under-par to take a one stroke victory over Emiliano Grillo and Sean O'Hair. The win vaulted Reed to the top of the FedEx Cup standings from 7th position ahead of Jason Day. He also automatically qualified for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team with this victory.

After the second FedEx Cup playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship, Reed extended his lead to 556 points over Day, with a top-10 finish.

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.[12]

While Justine was pregnant with daughter Windsor-Wells, her brother Kessler became Reed's caddy.[13]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

World Golf Championships (1)
FedEx Cup playoff event (1)
Other PGA Tour (3)
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
4 Jan 12, 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions 67-69-68-67=271 −21 Playoff United States Jimmy Walker
5 Aug 28, 2016 The Barclays 66-68-71-70=275 −9 1 stroke Argentina Emiliano Grillo, United States Sean O'Hair

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2013 Wyndham Championship United States Jordan Spieth Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions United States Jimmy Walker Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2015 Valspar Championship United States Sean O'Hair, United States Jordan Spieth Spieth won with birdie on third extra hole

Playoff record[edit]

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2015 BMW Masters Sweden Kristoffer Broberg Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament CUT T22 T49 CUT
U.S. Open T35 T14 CUT T13
The Open Championship CUT T20 T12 CUT
PGA Championship T58 T30 T13 T2
  Top 10

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2
PGA Championship 0 1 0 1 1 2 4 4
Totals 0 1 0 1 1 7 16 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2014 PGA – 2016 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (current)

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]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship 1 T23 T52 T61
Match Play R32 T17 R16 T51
Bridgestone Invitational T4 T15 52 T36
HSBC Champions T22 T7 T60 T50

DNP = Did not play
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]


Ryder Cup points record
2014 2016 Total
3.5 3.5 7

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b "Patrick Reed profile". Augusta State University. Archived from the original on March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Patrick Reed – Seasons". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Iles, Trey (December 4, 2012). "Baton Rouge's Patrick Reed earns PGA Tour card in Q school". Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Patrick Reed wins 1st PGA Tour title". ESPN. August 18, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Patrick Reed now up 7 at Humana". ESPN. Associated Press. January 18, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Upshot: Humana Challenge, Round 3". PGA Tour. January 18, 2014. Archived from the original on January 22, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Patrick Reed: Youngest WGC winner". ESPN. Associated Press. March 9, 2014. 
  10. ^ Piehowski, D.J. (January 12, 2015). "Playoff pays off for Reed once again". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "PGA Tour: Patrick Reed wins Hyundai Tournament of Champions, moves up to 14th in world rankings". UPI. The Sports Network. January 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ Hoggard, Rex (December 3, 2012). "Reed gains Tour card; marriage on deck". Golf Channel. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Reed's wife, and former caddie, adjusts to life outside the ropes at Hyundai". PGA Tour. January 4, 2014. 

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