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Born: 5 August 1990
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
College: University of Georgia
Resides: Spring, Texas, USA
Major Wins: 1
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 9
Other Wins: 0
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Patrick Reed is nicknamed 'Captain America' due to a successful Ryder Cup record in which he has caused much controversy over the years for his outlandish behaviour. He is a Masters champion after winning the Green Jacket in 2018 and also has two WGC's to his name. Other prestigious events he has won include The Northern Trust, The Barclays, Wyndham Championship and Tournament of Champions.
Reed has always found a way into the spotlight. While at Georgia, he had an arrest for underage drinking and possessing a fake ID. He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanour and was put on probation, fined and sentenced to 60 hours of community service.
After the 2018 Ryder Cup, 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". 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 has been at the centre of various rules incidents, dating back to his days in college golf at UGA and Augusta State, claims Reed has vociferously denied. Most notably, Reed was heavily scrutinized for an infraction committed at the 2019 Hero World Challenge, where Reed, then leading the tournament, twice moved sand behind his ball in a waste area, seemingly improving his lie, to which Reed responded that he had not noticed the movement and cited his angle compared to that of the camera's for his lack of realisation. Reed ended up being penalised two strokes for improving his lie. He received heavy criticism for his actions and initial response, from players and commentators alike.
Reed has not spoken to his parents Bill and Jeannette Reed or his younger sister Hannah since he married his wife Justine in 2012. Reed did not invite his parents or his sister to his wedding and only considers Justine's family close. Reed's family has continued to attend tournaments where he played, even after Reed asked security to escort them out of the 2014 U.S. Open.
Patrick turned professional in 2011 and gained his first PGA Tour Card in 2013. 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. Later that year he won the WGC-Cadillac Championship to become the youngest winner of a WGC event at the age of 23. Since 2013, the only year he hasn't had a victory is 2017, with two of them coming in 2014.
Whether he is liked or not, Reed is one of the toughest competitors on tour and demands respect in any tournament he enters. He is solid under pressure and there are not many better players around the greens. He can be expected to continue his impressive win run and is one to back if near the top of the leaderboard in-play over the weekend.
Patrick turned 30 in August 2020.
SG: OFF THE TEE
SG: AROUND THE GREEN
Pressure Performance Analysis
Began the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open tied for the lead with Carlos Ortiz. Shot 68 to win by 5 shots. A masterclass in front running.
Patrick was joint leader at the DP World Tour Championship. He struggled off the tee and could only manage a 70 to slip to 3rd.
Playing the BMW PGA at Wentworth, Patrick was tied 4th after 54 holes and shot a 68 to move up to tied 3rd. Never in serious contention due to Tyrell Hatton's excellent play.
Led the US Open by a shot after 36 holes. Fired a disastrous 77-74 over the weekend to fall back to 13th,
Patrick entered the final round at the Charles Schwab Challenge 3 shots back. Shot a solid 67 to miss out on a playoff by two shots.
Won his eighth PGA TOUR title at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, his second WGC victory and second at the event. Began the final round 1 shot behind Justin Thomas and shot 67 to win by 1 shot ahead of Bryson DeChambeau. Leader Thomas shot 73.
Began the final round 4 shots behind Xander Schauffele and shot 66 to get in a three-man playoff at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the other player being Justin Thomas who shot 69. Lost to Justin Thomas in the three-hole playoff.
Entering the final round with a 1 shot lead over Abraham Ancer, carded a 2-under 69 to edge Ancer by 1 stroke and win The Northern Trust for the second time in his career. Converted the 54-hole lead/co-lead into a win for the fifth time in seven attempts on Tour.
Began the final round tied for the lead with Danny Willett at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai and shot 70 to finish 2nd place, 2 shots behind Willett who shot 68.
In first start of the season, opened with an 8-under 64 on route to a T7 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. Held a 2-shot lead after 18 holes. Started the final round on same score as winner Schauffele who shot 68 however Reed finished with 77 – 9 shots worse off.
Shot a final-round 1-under 71 for a 15-under 273 total to win the Masters Tournament by one stroke over Rickie Fowler. Claimed his sixth PGA TOUR title, and first major championship, in his 166th TOUR start at the age of 27. Marked his sixth time holding the 54-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR and fourth victory in that scenario. Was his first 54-hole lead in a major championship.
Patrick was also rock solid when leading his first major at the Masters in 2018 to get his maiden win. He was disappointing at the US Open in 2020 but he was struggling with his game rather than being affected by pressure on that occasion. He has been a clutch player in the Ryder Cup over the years and showed at Farmers in 2021 why he should have a 5 star pressure rating.
Remarkably, there is nothing which can be picked up for Patrick. He's won in all manner of ways and performed well at a range of different events.
Majors & WGCs
Finished top 13 in all three major's of 2020. He is at his best on tough demanding tracks and can be supported again in 2021.
It took Patrick 16 attempts to record his first major Top 10 finish but when he did it sure sparked him into life! A 2nd place finish at the 2017 PGA Championship was followed by a win at the 2018 Masters followed by 4th at the U.S. Open. In 2019 his best major finish was 10th at the Open Championship making it a grand slam of Top-10's.
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, 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).
Reeds victory at Augusta was impressive and it would be no surprise to see him contend there again. Reed is one of the better players on tour when in contention so perfect for majors if he can get in the mix, look out for him making a move in-play.
Patrick has two WGC wins at the WGC-Mexico Championship (2020) and former WGC- Cadillac Championship (2014). He also has an impressive record at WGC-HSBC Champions with three Top 10's between 2015-2019 so he can be supported here and in Mexico.
Never made it past the last 16 in WGC-Matchplay despite having a great Ryder Cup record.
Lost his two most recent playoffs. Lost a three-man playoff at the 2020 Tournament of Champions to Justin Thomas who birdied the third extra hole. In 2015 he lost another three-man playoff to Jordan Spieth who birdied the 3rd extra hole at the Valspar Championship.
Earlier in 2015 he defeated Jimmy Walker with a birdie on the 1st extra hole to win the 2020 Tournament of Champions. Back in 2013 he defeated Jordan Spieth with a birdie on 2nd extra hole to win the Wyndham Championship. No bet recommended.