Patrick Reed was born in San Antonio, Texas, and found success on the golf course early in his life. In 2006 at the age of 16, Reed won the Junior Open Championship and was a big part of two state championships for University High in Louisiana during his high school years.
In 2008, Reed began attending the University of Georgia. Due to a few different issues, he was dismissed from the Georgia team, and he then attended Augusta State University.
While at Augusta State University, he was a part of back-to-back NCAA Division 1 title victories in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. By 2011 and at the age of 20 years old, Reed had turned professional and was able to play in a handful of events. Not finding a lot of success in the first year, Reed went into the 2012 season with high hopes.
In 2012, Reed played in a dozen events, with his best finish being a T11 at the Frys.com Open. By the end of the season, he had played well enough to earn his PGA Tour card for the upcoming 2013 season, which would be the year that Reed made a breakthrough on Tour and found the success he was working for.
Patrick Reed – What’s In The Bag
- Height: 6’0″
- Weight: 200 lbs
- Birthday: August 5, 1990
- Year Turned Pro: 2011
- Nationality: United States of America
First PGA Tour Win
In 2013, Reed secured his first victory at the Wyndham Championship following a playoff against Jordan Spieth.
This breakthrough victory gave him the fuel he needed. During the 2014 season, Reed set fire at the Humana Challenge, where he set a record for the lowest score under par after 54 holes with -27 by shooting three consecutive 63’s. He would go on to win the tournament by two strokes for his second victory.
Shortly after this record-breaking victory, Reed was able to do it again at the WGC-Cadillac Championship to make him only the fifth player ever to win three titles before the age of 24. Fast forward to the end of the 2016 season, Reed had accumulated five wins on the PGA Tour and was ranked in the top 10 of the Fed-Ex Cup.
In 2018, Reed would achieve his career’s most significant victory to date by winning the Masters tournament with a score of -15.
This victory puts him into an elite group of players that all professionals strive to be a part of, like Tiger and Phil. Currently, Patrick Reed has won nine times on the PGA Tour, which includes a win early this season.
Some Interesting Facts about Patrick Reed
He is nicknamed Captain America because of his dominant record at the Ryder Cup. Patrick’s wife, Justine, was his caddie during his first two years on Tour and is now caddied by her younger brother, Kessler Karain. He uses a silver quarter as a lucky ball marker.
What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees) Aldila Rogue Silver 125 MSI 70 TX shaft.
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade SIM, (15 degrees) Aldila Rogue Black 130 MSI 80 TX shaft.
Hybrid: Callaway Apex (20 at 18.8 degrees) UST Mamiya Recoil Prototype 95 shaft.
Irons: Here are all his long irons and short irons, Titleist T100 (3), Grindworks Patrick Reed Prototype (4-PW) True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour White X100 (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW) shafts.
Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Rat Prototype.
Reed won the Farmers Insurance Open by an impressive five strokes early this season (2021), and he is currently just inside the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Our prediction here at Golf Accessories Reviews is that Reed will remain around the 10th position and continue to be a factor in numerous tournaments this season. He will be one player to watch at the upcoming Masters’ tournament!
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