Patrick Nathaniel Reed is one of the professional golfers who play in both European and PGA Tours. Reed excels in his career after his triumph in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2014 and the Masters’ Tournament in 2018. He also became part of the United States team and played in Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup competitions. Many golf fans and other golfers called him “Captain America” because of his outstanding game in the Ryder Cup.
Reed went to college at the University of Georgia, where he was arrested for using a fake ID and underage drinking. This incident caused him to get kicked from the team. After that, he enrolled himself at Augusta State University. In 2010 and 2011, Reed represented Augusta State and won the NCAA Division I title. This enabled him to play at the US Amateur in 2008. Unfortunately, he lost the game to the world’s number one amateur golfer, Danny Lee. But he earned victory at the Jones Cup Invitational in 2010.
He became a professional golfer in 2011 at the age of 20. His initial PGA tournament happened in June of the same year. His first PGA Tournament was the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where he lost the game. It did not stop him from playing. In fact, in 2011, he still participated in two events, with prize money of more than 20,000 US Dollars. He also participated in the Nationwide Tour, earning above 5,000 US Dollars.
In August 2013, Reed defeated Jordan Speith during the Wyndham Championship. It made him the 12th golfer who became a PGA Tour winner that year. In March 2014, Reed played at the Trump National Doral held in Florida and won the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Before he turned 24 years old, he became the fifth professional golfer who won three different PGA Tour titles, joining Sergio Garcia, Rory Mcllroy, Phil Mickelson, and Tiger Woods.
Reed also participated in the Liberty National Golf Club and won the Northern Trust Championship in 2019. In the following years, he achieved his next World Golf Championship upon reaching triumph in the WGC-Mexico Championship held in the Club de Golf Chapultepec. Reed defeated Bryson DeChambeau with a single shot of 4-under-67. Recently, Reed played at the Torrey Pines Golf Course and won the Farmers Insurance Open Championship.
- Penalties: 0
- Long Drive: 325
- Sand Save Percentage: 60.0
- Average Gir Putts: 1.8
- Average Drive: 280.2
- GIR Percentage: 72.2
- Fwy Percentage: 76.8