For a golfer who turned pro in 2011, Patrick Reed has done remarkably well in his chosen path. He has five PGA tournaments and five pro victories to his name.
Before turning pro, the American golfer was very active in the game during his college days. He now plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He made history as the youngest golfer to ever win a WGC competition with his win at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship. Reed also set the PGA Tour record for most shots under par after 54 holes at the 2014 Humana Challenge. In 2015, Reed followed up his victory with a Hyundai Tournament of Champions win.
Find more from the young and successful golfer below.
Patrick Reed: brief biography
The professional golfer was born on August 5, 1990, in San Antonio, Texas. Reed attended University High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he won the 2006 Junior British Open, qualifying for the US Amateur in 2007. He led the school to the 2006 and 2007 state championships. From 2005 in 2006, he won the State Medalist (2007) and won the Rolex AJGA All-America (2005, 2006, and 2007).
In college, Reed continued his golf career at the University of Georgia. However, his stay at the school was short-lived, from 2008-09. Following issues that led to his dismissal from the institution, Reed majored in business at Augusta State University. While in college, he helped win the NCAA Division I Golf Championships in 2010 and 2011. He also earned the Jones Cup Invitational in 2010, just before launching his professional golf career the next year.
Following his NCAA championship, Reed’s professional golfing career began, and he played in his first PGA Tour tournament in June of that year. He also competed in the FedEx St. Jude Classic but missed the cut. Two more events in 2011 and he smiled home with over $20,000.
In 2012 things looked up for Reed and he did. Not only did he earn over $300,000 on the PGA TOUR, he got his PGA TOUR card in 2013., his Wyndham Championship playoff win over Jordan Spieth earned him a prestigious spot as the 12th first-time PGA Tour winner.
He hit another milestone at the 2014 Humana Challenge, where he set the PGA Tour record for most under-par shots after 54 holes. He then won the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida, which was his biggest victory to date. Along with the big check he got, Reed joined the likes of Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Sergio García to become one of the players to earn three PGA Tour victories before his 24th birthday. He is also the youngest winner of a WGC event and 20th place in the Official World Golf Rankings.
His fourth PGA Tour victory came in 2015 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
In 2016, Reed won the first FedEx Cup Playoff tournament, his fifth PGA Tour victory and his first FedEx Cup tournament victory. The victory qualified him for Team USA for the 2016 Ryder Cup.
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Family: wife, parents
Patrick Reed is married to Justine Karain. The couple tied the knot on December 21, 2012. His wife was his caddy for the qualifying rounds in La Quinta, California. Reed’s performances earned him a PGA Tour card at the time. When his wife became pregnant, his brother Kessler became Reed’s younger brother.
Justine later gave birth to their healthy daughter Windsor-Wells in May 2014.
Notably, details of Reed’s family background, especially his parents, have remained scant even with his popularity as a trusted force in the game of golf. For the most part, his early years and where he spent have not been made public.
Since the beginning of his professional career, Patrick Reed has continued to climb the ladder of success. The American professional golfer currently has a net worth of $6 million, amassed through his breakthrough wins on the course. For the moment, he is still very active and we do not know when he will rest on his oars. In the meantime, we hope to see the net worth increase in his future endeavors.