Patrick Reed

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Patrick Reed
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Patrick Nathaniel Reed
Nickname Captain America [1]
Born (1990-08-05) August 5, 1990 (age 31)
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
Spouse Justine Karain Reed
Children 2
College University of Georgia
Augusta State University
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 6
European Tour 1
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters Tournament Won: 2018
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 victories in the 2018 Masters Tournament and the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship. He represented the United States in Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup competitions.

Early life and amateur career

Reed was born in 1990 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 2006 and 2007, and 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 in 2008 at the University of Georgia in Athens. 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 title in 2010 and 2011. Reed 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


Reed was 20 years old when he turned professional in 2011 after the NCAA Championship. In June, he 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. He played two events on the Nationwide Tour 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, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Sergio García.[9] Jordan Spieth subsequently achieved that feat. Reed is the youngest winner of a WGC event, and the victory also moved him 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] He became just the fourth player in the last two decades to win four times on the PGA Tour before his 25th birthday, the other three were Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Sergio Garcia.[11] The win moved Reed to a career-best OWGR ranking of 14th.[12] 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 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.


On the final day of the PGA Championship, Reed had three birdies on the back to get to within a shot of the lead, but bogeyed the 18th after finding a fairway bunker off the tee and tied for second, two strokes behind winner Justin Thomas.[13]


Reed shot 69-66 to lead the Masters by two strokes after two rounds. He followed up that performance with two eagles on the back nine for a 67 on Saturday. Entering the final round, he led the Masters by three strokes over Rory McIlroy.[14] On Sunday, he fought off the final round comeback of Jordan Spieth to win the tournament, shooting 71 (−1) for a tournament total of −15 (273). Reed earned a paycheck for $1.98 million and moved to number 11 in the world rankings.

Personal life

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, and during his first two years on tour.[15] [16]

Since Justine's pregnancy and the birth of daughter Windsor-Wells, Kessler Karain—Justine's brother—has served as Reed's caddy.[17][18]

Professional wins (6)

PGA Tour wins (6)

Major championships (1)
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
6 Apr 8, 2018 Masters Tournament 69-66-67-71=273 −15 1 stroke United States Rickie Fowler

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

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

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2018 Masters Tournament 3 shot lead –15 (69-66-67-71=273) 1 stroke United States Rickie Fowler

Results timeline

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT T22 T49 CUT 1
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 1 0 0 1 1 2 5 3
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 1 1 0 2 2 8 17 12
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2014 PGA – 2016 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2017 PGA – 2018 Masters, current)

World Golf Championships

Wins (1)

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

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Championship 1 T23 T52 T61 T37
Match Play R32 T17 R16 T51 R16
Invitational T4 T15 52 T36
Champions T22 T7 T60 T50
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied

U.S. national team appearances


Ryder Cup points record
2014 2016 Total
3.5 3.5 7

See also


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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Patrick Reed – Seasons". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 19, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 Iles, Trey (December 4, 2012). "Baton Rouge's Patrick Reed earns PGA Tour card in Q school". Retrieved March 19, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Patrick Reed: Youngest WGC winner". ESPN. Associated Press. March 9, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Piehowski, D.J. (January 12, 2015). "Playoff pays off for Reed once again". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Ryan, Shane (January 30, 2015). "How Patrick Reed Became Golf's Latest Villain". Deadspin. Retrieved April 7, 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "PGA Tour: Patrick Reed wins Hyundai Tournament of Champions, moves up to 14th in world rankings". UPI. The Sports Network. January 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Shedloski, Dave (August 13, 2017). "A frustrated Patrick Reed after his first major top-10: "I play to win"". Golf Digest. Retrieved August 13, 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Patrick Reed Leads Rory McIlroy by Three Entering Final Round". ESPN. Associated Press. April 8, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Hoggard, Rex (December 3, 2012). "Reed gains Tour card; marriage on deck". Golf Channel. Retrieved March 19, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Patrick Reed and wife Justine are the PGA Tour's Dream Team".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. "Reed's wife, and former caddie, adjusts to life outside the ropes at Hyundai". PGA Tour. January 4, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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