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Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed: Player Profile

 

Who is Patrick Reed?

Patrick Reed is one of golf’s most fractious characters. He is a former Masters champion and now plays his golf in the LIV Golf League.

Reed was born in August 1990 in San Antonio, Texas, and took up the game from an early age. He had a successful collegiate career, even though he had to leave the University of Georgia after being suspended. He moved to Augusta State University and was a three-time All-American, and made the last four of the US Amateur Championship.

He turned professional in 2011, before making it on to the PGA Tour just a couple of years later. He grabbed his first professional victory that year, 2013, at the Wyndham Championship, and went on to win nine times on the PGA Tour. Those wins included the peak of his career, when he won the Masters Tournament in 2018. Reed also has two FedEx Cup Playoffs wins and two World Golf Championships to his name.

In the summer of 2022, the American was part of the original group to join the brand new LIV Golf League, thus giving up his membership on the PGA Tour. As part of 4Aces GC, Reed has tasted success alongside team captain Dustin Johnson, with the team winning the Team Championship in the league’s first year. 

Reed played for the United States in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup over a six-year stint from 2014 to 2019, with three appearances in each competition. He helped the USA to win all three Presidents Cup in that time, along with the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. 

Patrick Reed | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Patrick Nathaniel Reed
Born: August 5, 1990
Nationality: United States
Residence: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Career

College: University of Georgia / Augusta State University
Turned Pro: 2011
Professional Wins: 9
Highest World Ranking: 6 – June 14, 2020

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Masters Tournament – WON (2018)
– PGA Championship – T2 (2017)
– US Open – 4th (2018)
Open Championship  – 10th (2019)

Professional Wins – 9

2013 (1) – Wyndham Championship
2014 (2) – Humana Challenge, WGC-Cadillac Championship
2015 (1) – Hyundai Tournament of Champions
2016 (1) – The Barclays
2018 (1) – Masters Tournament
2019 (1) – The Northern Trust
2020 (1) – WGC-Mexico Championship
2021 (1) – Farmers Insurance Open

Patrick Reed | What’s In His Bag?

Having spent time as a PXG player prior to his LIV Golf move, Reed is now a free agent when it comes to a club deal. A PING G430 LST driver is teamed with a Callaway 3-wood and hybrid. Grindworks irons and a pair of Titleist Vokey wedges, along with an Odyssey putter, round out his bag. 

You can read our full piece on what clubs Patrick Reed plays here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Patrick Reed

When and where was Patrick Reed born?

Patrick Reed was born in San Antonio, Texas in August 1990. He played from a young age and went on to have a successful amateur and collegiate career.

When did Patrick Reed turn professional?

Patrick Reed turned professional in 2011 after graduating from Augusta State University, having also spent some of his collegiate career at the University of Georgia. After two seasons, he made his way on to the PGA Tour in 2013. 

How many PGA Tour titles has Patrick Reed won?

As of March 2024, Patrick Reed is a nine-time winner on the PGA Tour, which includes a major title, two World Golf Championships wins and two FedEx Cup Playoffs victories as well. 

Who is Patrick Reed dating/married to?

Patrick Reed is married to Justine Karain, with the pair having been married since 2012. They have two children together – Windsor Wells and Barrett Benjamin. 

Did you Know?

Captain America

Thanks to his performance while wearing the Red, White and Blue, Reed was affectionately given the nickname of ‘Captain America’. His singles victory over Rory McIlroy at the 2016 Ryder Cup is regarded as one of the best matches in the tournament’s history. 

54 Hole Record

The 2014 Humana Challenge saw Reed set the scoring record through 54 holes on the PGA Tour. After three consecutive rounds of 63, the American was 27-under, breaking the previous record by two shots – held by Gay Brewer, Ernie Els, Pat Perez and Steve Stricker.

Lifesaver

In a freak incident, Reed saved his wife’s life. He heard splashing in the bathroom, and walked in to find Justine submerged and choking. Thankfully, he was able to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre, with doctors telling him that he saved his wife’s life that night. 

Other Patrick Reed Articles

Reed lays into DP World Tour over LIV Golf ruling

Patrick Reed: Masters victory would ‘validate’ LIV Golf

Say what you want about Patrick Reed – golf needs him

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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