For a golfer who turned professional in 2011, Patrick Reed has done remarkably well in the career path he chose. He has five PGA Tours and five Professional wins under his belt.
Before he turned pro, the American golfer was very active in the game during his days in college. He now plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He made history as the youngest golfer to ever win a WGC event with his victory in the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship. Reed also set the PGA Tour record for most strokes under par after 54 holes at the 2014 Humana Challenge. In 2015, Reed continued his victory with a win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Find more information about 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 U.S. Amateur in 2007. He led the school to both 2006 and 2007 state championships. From 2005-2006, he won the state medalist honors (2007) and bagged Rolex AJGA All-America honors (2005, 2006 and 2007).
At college, Reed continued his golf career at the University of Georgia. However, his stay at the school was shortlived, from 2008–09. Following issues that led to his dismissal from the institution, Reed majored in business at the Augusta State University. While at the university, he helped secured victory at the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Division I Golf Championships. He also won the Jones Cup Invitational in 2010 right before he launched his professional golf career the following year.
Hot on the heels of his NCAA Championship, Reed’s professional golf career commenced and he played in his first PGA Tour event in June the same year. He also took part 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 got better for Reed and he did not just earn over $300,000 on the PGA Tour but earned his PGA Tour card for 2013. In 2013, his victory at the Wyndham Championship in a playoff against Jordan Spieth got him a prestigious spot as the 12th first-time PGA Tour winner of the year.
He reached another milestone at the 2014 Humana Challenge, where he set the PGA Tour record for most strokes under par after 54 holes. He later won the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida, which has been his biggest win to date. In addition to the fat cheque 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 wins before his 24th birthday. He’s also the youngest winner of a WGC event and named 20th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
His fourth PGA Tour win came in 2015 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
In 2016, Reed won the first FedEx Cup playoff event, his fifth victory on the PGA Tour and first FedEx Cup event win. The victory qualified him for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Family: Wife, Parents
Patrick Reed is married to Justine Karain. The couple tied the knot on December 21, 2012. His wife was his caddie for the qualifying rounds in La Quinta, California. Reed’s performance secured a PGA Tour card at the time. When his wife became pregnant, her brother Kessler became Reed’s caddie.
Justine later gave birth to their healthy daughter Windsor-Wells in May 2014.
Notably, details about Reed’s family background, especially his parents have remained scanty even with his popularity as a force to reckon with in the game of golf. For the most part, his early years and where he spent them have not been made public.
Since the inception of his professional career, Patrick Reed has continued to climb the ladder of success to a greater height. The American professional golfer currently has a net worth of $6 million, amassed from his groundbreaking wins in the field. For now, he is still very active and there’s no telling when he will rest on his oars. In the meantime, we hope to see the net worth go higher in his future endeavours.