Patrick Reed

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Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed 02.jpg
Reed at the 2018 U.S. Open
Personal information
Full namePatrick Nathaniel Reed
NicknameCaptain America[1]
Born (1990-08-05) August 5, 1990 (age 28)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSpring, Texas, U.S.
SpouseJustine Karain Reed
CollegeUniversity of Georgia
Augusta State University
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour6
European Tour2
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters TournamentWon: 2018
U.S. Open4th: 2018
The Open ChampionshipT12: 2016
PGA ChampionshipT2: 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 has represented the United States in Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup competitions. Because of his success in representing the United States in these team events, he has earned the nickname Captain America.[2]

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Reed was born in 1990 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated University High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[3][4] While there, he won the 2006 Junior Open Championship and also qualified for the U.S. Amateur in 2007.[5] Reed led University High to state championships in 2006 and 2007, and also won the state medalist honors in 2007.[4] He earned Rolex AJGA All-America honors in 2005, 2006, and 2007.[6][7][8]

Reed started his college golf career in 2008 at the University of Georgia in Athens.He left Georgia and enrolled at Augusta State University, where he majored in business.[4][9] He helped lead Augusta State to NCAA Division I title in 2010 and 2011.[10][11] Reed advanced to the semi-finals 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.[12] He won the 2010 Jones Cup Invitational.[13]

Professional career[edit]


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.[14] 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.[14]


Reed played in 12 events on the PGA Tour on sponsors exemptions and through Monday qualifying (six times).[15] He made seven cuts and earned over $300,000.[14] His best finish was T-11 at the Open.[16] He finished T-22 at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, after entering at the First Stage, to earn his PGA Tour card for 2013.[15]


Reed picked up his first top-10 finish at the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.[14] 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.[17]


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.[18] 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.[19] Reed won the tournament by two strokes over Ryan Palmer.[20]

On March 9, Reed won the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida.[21] 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.[22] 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.[23]


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.[24] 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 García.[25] The win moved Reed to a career-best OWGR ranking of 14th.[26] Also, he finished second at the Valspar Championship, third at the Hero World Challenge, and seventh at the Honda Classic.[27][28][29] 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.[30] 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.[31] He finished third in the final FedEx Cup standings behind Dustin Johnson and FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy.[32]


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.[33]


Reed chipping

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.[34] On Sunday, McIlroy faltered and Reed fought off the final round comeback bids of Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to win the green jacket, shooting 71 (−1) for a tournament total of 273 (−15).[35] Reed moved up to No. 11 in the world rankings and collected a paycheck of $1.98 million.[36]

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, and during his first two years on tour.[37][38]

Since Justine's pregnancy and the birth of daughter Windsor-Wells, Kessler Karain—Justine's brother—has served as Reed's caddy.[39][40]

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (6)[edit]

Major championships (1)
World Golf Championships (1)
FedEx Cup playoff event (1)
Other PGA Tour (3)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin of
1Aug 18, 2013Wyndham Championship65-64-71-66=266−14PlayoffUnited States Jordan Spieth
2Jan 19, 2014Humana Challenge63-63-63-71=260−282 strokesUnited States Ryan Palmer
3Mar 9, 2014WGC-Cadillac Championship68-75-69-72=284−41 strokeWales Jamie Donaldson, United States Bubba Watson
4Jan 12, 2015Hyundai Tournament of Champions67-69-68-67=271−21PlayoffUnited States Jimmy Walker
5Aug 28, 2016The Barclays66-68-71-70=275−91 strokeArgentina Emiliano Grillo, United States Sean O'Hair
6Apr 8, 2018Masters Tournament69-66-67-71=273−151 strokeUnited States Rickie Fowler

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

12013Wyndham ChampionshipUnited States Jordan SpiethWon with birdie on second extra hole
22015Hyundai Tournament of ChampionsUnited States Jimmy WalkerWon with birdie on first extra hole
32015Valspar ChampionshipUnited States Sean O'Hair, United States Jordan SpiethSpieth won with birdie on third extra hole

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

12015BMW MastersSweden Kristoffer BrobergLost to birdie on first extra hole

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner-up
2018Masters Tournament3 shot lead–15 (69-66-67-71=273)1 strokeUnited States Rickie Fowler

Results timeline[edit]

Masters TournamentCUTT22T49CUT1
U.S. OpenT35T14CUTT134
The Open ChampionshipCUTT20T12CUTT28
PGA ChampionshipT58T30T13T2CUT
  Top 10

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


TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament10011253
U.S. Open00011354
The Open Championship00000253
PGA Championship01011254
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2014 PGA – 2016 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (2017 PGA – 2018 U.S. Open)

World Golf Championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

YearChampionship54 holesTo parMargin of
2014WGC-Cadillac Championship68-75-69-72=284−41 strokeWales Jamie Donaldson, United States Bubba Watson

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Match PlayR32T17R16T51R16
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


Ryder Cup points record

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Bull, Andy (April 8, 2018). "Patrick Reed: a Masters champion unlikely to win a popularity contest". The Guardian. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
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  4. ^ a b c "Patrick Reed profile". Augusta State University. Archived from the original on March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "The R&A - Past Winners". Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "2005 Rolex Junior All-America Teams". Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "2006 Rolex Junior All-America Teams". Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "2007 Rolex Junior All-America Teams". Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Braziller, Zach (April 9, 2018). "The cheating allegations that started the Patrick Reed backlash". New York Post. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "Augusta State Wins National Championship". Augusta University. 2010-06-06. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Patrick Reed leads Augusta State to another NCAA golf title". 2011-06-05. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "108th U.S. Amateur Championship". Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "Georgia Golf Tournaments". Jones Cup Invitational. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
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  15. ^ a b Iles, Trey (December 4, 2012). "Baton Rouge's Patrick Reed earns PGA Tour card in Q school". Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  16. ^ "2012 Open". Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  17. ^ "Patrick Reed wins 1st PGA Tour title". ESPN. August 18, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  18. ^ "Patrick Reed now up 7 at Humana". ESPN. Associated Press. January 18, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  19. ^ "The Upshot: Humana Challenge, Round 3". PGA Tour. January 18, 2014. Archived from the original on January 22, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ "WGC- Cadillac Championship 2014". Golf Channel. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  22. ^ "Patrick Reed: Youngest WGC winner". ESPN. Associated Press. March 9, 2014.
  23. ^ "European Tour - Volvo World Match Play Championship 2014 - Leaderboard". European Tour. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  24. ^ Piehowski, D. J. (January 12, 2015). "Playoff pays off for Reed once again". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  25. ^ Ryan, Shane (January 30, 2015). "How Patrick Reed Became Golf's Latest Villain". Deadspin. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  26. ^ "PGA Tour: Patrick Reed wins Hyundai Tournament of Champions, moves up to 14th in world rankings". UPI. The Sports Network. January 13, 2015.
  27. ^ "2015 Valspar Championship results - PGA Golf Leaderboard". Fox Sports. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  28. ^ "Hero World Challenge 2015". Golf Channel. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  29. ^ "The Honda Classic 2015". Golf Channel. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  30. ^ The Barclays 2016. Golf Channel. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  31. ^ "Deutsche Bank Championship 2016". Golf Channel. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  32. ^ "2016 FedExCup champion: Rory McIlroy". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  33. ^ 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.
  34. ^ "Patrick Reed Leads Rory McIlroy by Three Entering Final Round". ESPN. Associated Press. April 8, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  35. ^ Murray, Ewan (April 8, 2018). "Patrick Reed wins Masters after holding off challenges from Fowler and Spieth". The Guardian. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  36. ^ "Masters 2018: Patrick Reed wins his first Green Jacket after holding off Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler". The Independent. April 8, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  37. ^ Hoggard, Rex (December 3, 2012). "Reed gains Tour card; marriage on deck". Golf Channel. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  38. ^ Shipnuck, Alan (February 9, 2015). "Patrick Reed and wife Justine are the PGA Tour's Dream Team".
  39. ^ Orfanides, Effie (April 7, 2018). "Kessler Karain, Patrick Reed's Caddie: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know".
  40. ^ "Reed's wife, and former caddie, adjusts to life outside the ropes at Hyundai". PGA Tour. January 4, 2014.

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