Patrick Reed: player profile

From high school to high-flying Masters champion - we chart the course of Patrick Reed. 

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018

Patrick Reed: player profile

- Born 5 August 1990 in San Antonio, Texas.

- Attends University High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who he led to two state championships in 2006 and 2007.

- Rolex AJGA All-America honours 2005, 2006 and 2007.
 


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With the 2006 Junior Open

- Wins 2006 Junior Open, qualifies for 2007 US Amateur, and wins the 2007 state medalist honour.
 

Goes to University of Georgia, Athens, in 2008, and plays one year for the team.

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At the 2008 US Amateur Championship 

- Goes to University of Georgia, Athens, in 2008. Plays one year for the team.

- Accused of cheating on the course and stealing from the locker room while at the college.

- Arrested twice for intoxication - thrown out of University of Georgia and joins Augusta State.

- Helps new school win the NCAA Division I title in 2010 and 2011.
 


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Competing for Augusta State in 2011

- Gets to semifinals of 2008 US Amateur, where he loses 3&2 to eventual champion Danny Lee.

- Turns pro in 2011 at 20.
 


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Playing the St Jude Classic, his first event on the PGA Tour

- Plays first pro event on PGA Tour at FedEx St Jude Classic - misses the cut. Plays two more events on top tier in 2011, and two on Nationwide Tour.

- Plays 12 events on the PGA Tour in 2012 thanks to sponsors exemptions and through Monday qualifying. Makes seven cuts, with a best finish at the Frys.com Open where he finishes T11.
 

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Team Reed

- Marries Justine Karain, 21 December, 2012. She caddies for him for the first two years on Tour before pregnancy.
 


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Zurich Classic of New Orleans, 2012

- Earns his PGA Tour card for 2013 with a T22 finish at PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.
 


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First top-10 comes at Pebble

- Gets his first top 10 finish in 2013 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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- First win comes in August at Wyndham Championship after coming through a play-off with Jordan Spieth.
 


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One brings two...

- Wins the 2014 Humana Challenge. Reed sets a PGA Tour record for most strokes under par after 54 holes - 27-under par (63-63-63).
 


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......aaaaand three. 

- Wins the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship, becoming the fifth golfer to capture three PGA Tour events before turning 24 and also the youngest ever to win a WGC event at 23.

- After winning, infamously says he is a “top five player in the world”.

- Caught on microphone making a gay slur when missing a putt in late 2014 - apologises via Twitter.


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- Debut at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Goes 3-0-1 and famously “shushes” the crowd.
 

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Getting it done in Hawaii. 

- Joins the European tour for the 2015 season.

- Wins fourth PGA Tour title at Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January 2015, becoming the fourth player to win four times before turning 25 - the others are Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia.

- Moves to career best 14th in golf rankings.
 


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A big smile at the Barclays

- In August 2016, he wins the Barclays, the first of the FedEx Cup play-off events, taking him to the top of the FedEx Cup standings and earning him a place in the US Ryder Cup team.


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- Beats Rory McIlroy 1 Up at the 2016 Ryder Cup in one of the most memorable matches of the modern era - earns the nickname “Captain America”.

- Finishes third in the FedEx Cup play-offs behind champion Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson.
 


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Taking a shining to the majors...

- T2 at the US PGA Championship in 2017.
 


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...before landing his first. 

- Wins the green Jacket in April 2018, moving up to 11th in the world rankings.

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