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Reed at the 2018 U.S. Open
|Full name||Patrick Nathaniel Reed|
|Born||August 5, 1990|
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|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|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||Won: 2018|
|U.S. Open||4th: 2018|
|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 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.
Reed was born in 1990 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated University High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While there, he won the 2006 Junior Open Championship 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. 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. While at Georgia, Reed had an arrest for underage drinking and possessing a fake ID. He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor and was put on probation, fined and sentenced to 60 hours of community service.  Reed was also accused of cheating. As Shane Ryan writes in his book Slaying The Tiger: “During a qualifying round prior to a tournament, according to sources close to the team, Reed hit a ball far into the rough. When he approached the spot, he found another ball sitting closer to the fairway, and was preparing to hit it when several of his teammates confronted him. Reed pleaded ignorance, but the other Georgia players were convinced he had been caught red-handed trying to cheat.” Ryan also detailed a second alcohol-related offense during Reed’s freshman year, which hastened the end of his career at Georgia.  Reed left Georgia and enrolled at Augusta State University, where he majored in business. He helped lead Augusta State to NCAA Division I title in 2010 and 2011. 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. He won the 2010 Jones Cup Invitational.
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. 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.
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 won 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. 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.
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. 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. The win 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 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. He finished third in the final FedEx Cup standings behind Dustin Johnson and FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy.
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.
Reed shot 69-66 to lead the 2018 Masters Tournament 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. On Sunday April 8, 2018, 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). Reed moved up to No. 11 in the world rankings and collected a paycheck of $1.98 million.
In September 2018, Reed qualified for the U.S. team participating in the 2018 Ryder Cup. Europe beat the U.S. team 17 1/2 points to 10 1/2 points at Le Golf National outside of Paris, France. Reed finished 1–2–0. He lost two fourball matches with Tiger Woods but won his singles match against Tyrrell Hatton. Reed played poorly in the fourball matches. In his match on Saturday September 29, 2018, Reed appeared on track to post a number in the 80s had they been keeping score. He hit several balls in the water and one tee shot was hammered out of bounds into the line-drive section of nearby chalets.
After the event, Reed was enveloped in controversy. Late on Sunday September 30, 2018, Karen Crouse of The New York Times published an article with quotes from Reed. In the article, Reed questioned Jordan Spieth and U.S. captain Jim Furyk about the breakup of the previously successful Reed-Spieth Ryder Cup pairing. Reed was quoted as saying "The issue's obviously with Jordan not wanting to play with me . . . I don’t have any issue with Jordan. When it comes right down to it, I don't care if I like the person I'm paired with or if the person likes me as long as it works and it sets up the team for success." Reed also described the Ryder Cup pairing decision-making process as "a buddy system" that ignores the input of all but a few select players. Reed also made it clear to Crouse that he lobbied Furyk to keep playing with Spieth, his "first choice." He expected it and was blindsided when he found out Spieth was playing with Justin Thomas.
Reed told Crouse "For somebody as successful in the Ryder Cup as I am, I don't think it's smart to sit me twice." Reed implied that Tiger Woods was his "second choice". He told Crouse that after he and Woods lost their first match against Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, Woods apologized to Reed for letting him down. Reed said he told Woods, "We win together as a team and we lose together as a team." Reed told Crouse that "very day [in the team room], I saw 'Leave your egos at the door,'". Referring to the Europeans, he added, "They do that better than us." There has been concern expressed that Reed's public flaming of his teammates and captain will negatively impact on his ability to play on future Ryder Cup and President Cup teams.
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.
Reed has not spoken to his parents Bill and Jeannette Reed or his sister Hannah since he married Justine in 2012. Journalist Alan Shipnuck asked Patrick in the Masters champion’s press conference if it was bittersweet not to be able to share the most triumphant moment of his life with his parents and baby sister. “I’m just out here to play golf and try to win golf tournaments,” was his reply. 
|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||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|
|6||Apr 8, 2018||Masters Tournament||69-66-67-71=273||−15||1 stroke||Rickie Fowler|
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|
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|2018||Masters Tournament||3 shot lead||–15 (69-66-67-71=273)||1 stroke||Rickie Fowler|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T20||T12||CUT||T28|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||5||3|
|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.
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
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