Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed
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Reed at the 2018 U.S. Open
Personal information
Full namePatrick Nathaniel Reed
NicknameCaptain America[1]
Born (1990-08-05) August 5, 1990 (age 28)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSpring, Texas, U.S.
SpouseJustine Karain Reed
CollegeUniversity of Georgia
Augusta State University
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour6
European Tour2
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters TournamentWon: 2018
U.S. Open4th: 2018
The Open ChampionshipT12: 2016
PGA ChampionshipT2: 2017

Patrick Nathaniel Reed (born August 5, 1990) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He is notable for his victories in the 2018 Masters Tournament and the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship. He has represented the United States in Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup competitions. Because of his success in representing the United States in these team events, he has earned the nickname Captain America.[2]

Early life and amateur career

Reed was born in 1990 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated University High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[3][4] While there, he won the 2006 Junior Open Championship and also qualified for the U.S. Amateur in 2007.[5] Reed led University High to state championships in 2006 and 2007, and also won the state medalist honors in 2007.[4] He earned Rolex AJGA All-America honors in 2005, 2006, and 2007.[6][7][8]

Reed started his college golf career in 2008 at the University of Georgia in Athens. After allegations of cheating on the course and theft in the locker room, along with two arrests for intoxication, he left Georgia and enrolled at Augusta State University, where he majored in business.[4][9] He helped lead Augusta State to NCAA Division I title in 2010 and 2011.[10][11] Reed advanced to the semi-finals of the 2008 U.S. Amateur, where he lost 3&2 to eventual U.S. Amateur champion Danny Lee – the top-ranked amateur in the world.[12] He won the 2010 Jones Cup Invitational.[13]

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