- Horoscope: Leo
- Net worth: $6 000 000
- Nationality: American
- Education: University High School University of Georgia
- Hair color: Brown
- Eye color: Brown
- Match marriage: married
Patrick Reed: biography
Patrick Reed is a professional golfer with the nickname "Captain America". The player is known worldwide for his talents in golf. Reed became famous after his results in the 2018 Masters Tournament.
Childhood and youth
Speaking of Reed's background, he was born in 1990 in San Antonio, Texas. The details about Reed’s family, especially his parents, have remained unknown. Information about the early years of his life and where he spent his childhood is not revealed.
It's known that Reed's father presented his little son a set of plastic clubs when Patrick was born. When the boy grew up, he used to go to McKinney, Texas, to practice playing golf. According to the player, he got up very early to start his training.
An interesting fact is that when Reed was ten years old, he stopped wearing shorts in tournaments. He started to wear track pants.
Patrick got an education at University High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During his school years, he became the winner of the 2006 Junior Open Championship. After that, he led University High to state championships in 2006 and 2007.
Amateur golf career
The sportsman's college golf career began in 2008 when he studied at the University of Georgia. However, the player had problems with the law after he was arrested for underage drinking and possessing a fake ID. Reed had to leave the team and to enroll in another university. He studied business at Augusta State University and played golf there. Patrick was the winner of the 2010 Jones Cup Invitational. He had a good start in the college career and continued to reach new goals in sports.
Professional golf career
The sportsman became a professional golfer in 2011. Patrick appeared in his first PGA Tour event, and later he played two more big events the same year.
Parick's best finish was T-11 at the Frys.com Open. He finished T-22 at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament and in 2013 he earned his PGA Tour card.
After taking part in competitions in 2013, the player became the 12th first-time PGA Tour winner of the year. Reed also won at Sedgefield Country Club.
In 2014, Patrick succeeded in the tournament in which he won over Ryan Palmer. Reed also set the PGA Tour record for most strokes under par after 54 holes. WGC-Cadillac Championship was one of the most important events in his career. He won the competition and was named only the fifth golfer to earn three PGA Tour wins before his 24th birthday since 1990, joining several great players including Tiger Woods. Patrick was the youngest winner of a WGC event. Moreover, the sportsman was the first PGA Tour golfer to have three wins before playing in his first major, the 2014 Masters.
When the 2015 season began, Patrick participated at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions which he won. Due to the win, Reed scored to a career-best OWGR ranking of 14th. After demonstrating high scores in other competitions, he joined the European Tour.
In August, the golfer became the winner of the first FedEx Cup playoff event. After victories over Emiliano Grillo and Sean O'Hair, he moved to the top of the FedEx Cup standings.
Patrick Reed performed in the 2018 Masters Tournament. The player was named No. 11 in the world rankings, and this result brought him a good salary.
The same year, the sportsman took part in the 2018 Ryder Cup. However, this competition was not so successful for Reed. He lost two fourball matches with Tiger Woods but won his single match against Tyrrell Hatton.
In August 2019, the golfer participated and became the winner of the Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Club.
Everything was fine until December 2019, when the player was accused of cheating. The sportsman was penalized for appearing to deliberately improve his lie in a bunker during the third round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. The player was filmed taking several practice swings, which had the effect of flattening the sand behind his ball. The incident happened on the 11th hole at Albany Golf Club and quickly went viral on social media. Reed, who was leading after two days, was called to discuss the incident with rules officials after his round and hit with the punishment. No doubt, it had produced enough drama for the player and many people expressed their views on this incident. A sportscaster Dan Hicks said from the broadcast booth that Reed made it on purpose. A professional golfer Cameron Smith also commented on cheating with negative words. He added that Reed potentially would get a chilly reception from the Australian fans. After lengthy discussions, Patrick Reed agreed with the fact that he broke the rules of the game.
At present, Patrick Reed has a new coach: David Leadbetter.
Reed married Justine Karain in 2012. His wife was his caddy for the qualifying rounds in La Quinta, California and during his first two years on tour.
Since Justine's pregnancy and the birth of daughter Windsor-Wells, Justine's brother has served as Reed's caddy.
The player has a strained relationship with his family. He decided not to invite his mother and father to their wedding in December 2012. There is information that Patrick doesn't communicate with his sister.
Reed is known to be extremely superstitious. In the interview, he said that he has only played balls with the number 3 and he always has exactly 12 balls in his bag. He also carries exactly six tees in his pocket.
The golfer is also famous in social media. He has an Instagram profile with over 130,000 followers. He posts a lot of photos about his professional career as well as moments from his personal life.
There are two popular persons with the same name as the golfer. Patrick Reed is an Australian actor, known for Macbeth (2002). Also, there is a Professor of Cornell University with the same name.
The comedian Bob Menery made a funny video, where Reed breaks his golf club during the U.S. Open 2019. Menery voiced this video with humorous comments.
The famous golfer has an estimated net worth of $6 million, which is accumulated by his spectacular victory in the field.
- Wyndham Championship, 2013
- WGC-Cadillac Championship, 2014
- Masters Tournament, 2018
- Ryder Cup: 2014, 2016 (winners), 2018
- Presidents Cup: 2015 (winners), 2017 (winners), 2019 (winners)