|Full name||Patrick Nathaniel Reed|
August 5, 1990 |
San Antonio, Texas
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|Residence||Spring, Texas, U.S.|
|Spouse||Justine Karain Reed|
|College||University of Georgia
Augusta State University
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T22: 2015|
|U.S. Open||T14: 2015|
|The Open Championship||T12: 2016|
|PGA Championship||T13: 2016|
Patrick Nathaniel Reed (born August 5, 1990) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He is most notable for his victory in the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
- 1 Early life and amateur career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Professional wins (5)
- 5 Playoff record
- 6 Results in major championships
- 7 World Golf Championships
- 8 U.S. national team appearances
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Early life and amateur career
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. 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 issues that resulted in his expulsion he enrolled at Augusta State University, where he majored in business. 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.
Reed turned professional in 2011 after the NCAA Championship.
Reed played in 12 events on the PGA Tour on sponsors exemptions and through Monday qualifying (six times). He made seven cuts and earned over $300,000. His best finish was T-11 at the Frys.com 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.
Reed picked up his first top-10 finish at the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 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.
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. 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. Reed won the tournament by two strokes over Ryan Palmer.
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. 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. The win also moved Reed to a career-best OWGR ranking of 14th. 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.
Reed opted not to competed in the European Tour's Final Series and lost his privileges for failing to make enough European Tour starts that are not majors or WGC events.
While Justine was pregnant with daughter Windsor-Wells, her brother Kessler became Reed's caddy.
Professional wins (5)
PGA Tour wins (5)
|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||Jordan Spieth|
|2||Jan 19, 2014||Humana Challenge||63-63-63-71=260||−28||2 strokes||Ryan Palmer|
|3||Mar 9, 2014||WGC-Cadillac Championship||68-75-69-72=284||−4||1 stroke||Jamie Donaldson, Bubba Watson|
|4||Jan 12, 2015||Hyundai Tournament of Champions||67-69-68-67=271||−21||Playoff||Jimmy Walker|
|5||Aug 28, 2016||The Barclays||66-68-71-70=275||−9||1 stroke||Emiliano Grillo, Sean O'Hair|
PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||2013||Wyndham Championship||Jordan Spieth||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
|2||2015||Hyundai Tournament of Champions||Jimmy Walker||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|3||2015||Valspar Championship||Sean O'Hair, Jordan Spieth||Spieth won with birdie on third extra hole|
European Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2015||BMW Masters||Kristoffer Broberg||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||T20||T12|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||3||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2014 PGA – 2016 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 0
World Golf Championships
|Year||Championship||54 holes||To par||Margin of
|2014||WGC-Cadillac Championship||68-75-69-72=284||−4||1 stroke||Jamie Donaldson, Bubba Watson|
Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.
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
- "Patrick Reed profile". Augusta State University. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- "Patrick Reed – Seasons". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- Iles, Trey (December 4, 2012). "Baton Rouge's Patrick Reed earns PGA Tour card in Q school". NOLA.com. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- "Patrick Reed wins 1st PGA Tour title". ESPN. August 18, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
- "Patrick Reed now up 7 at Humana". ESPN. Associated Press. January 18, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- "The Upshot: Humana Challenge, Round 3". PGA Tour. January 18, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- 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.
- "Patrick Reed: Youngest WGC winner". ESPN. Associated Press. March 9, 2014.
- Piehowski, D.J. (January 12, 2015). "Playoff pays off for Reed once again". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
- "PGA Tour: Patrick Reed wins Hyundai Tournament of Champions, moves up to 14th in world rankings". UPI. The Sports Network. January 13, 2015.
- Hoggard, Rex (December 3, 2012). "Reed gains Tour card; marriage on deck". Golf Channel. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- "Reed's wife, and former caddie, adjusts to life outside the ropes at Hyundai". PGA Tour. January 4, 2014.