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A L BA N Y, BA H A M A S

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P A T R I C K

REED Patrick Reed is proud to be a Texan and as patriotic a Ryder Cup player as they come. The 26-year-old led Team USA in singles with a 1-up win over Rory McIlroy, playing one of the biggest roles in helping the United States to a victory over Europe at the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. Nobody played to the crowd more than Reed. His pairing with Jordan Spieth led to a win that tied the American record of 5 points set by Gardner Dickinson and Arnold Palmer in 1967, and his memorable match-up against McIlroy will forever go down in the books as one of the most exciting of all time. After trading birdies and sinking putts, the match came down to the 18th hole where Reed sealed the deal. Playing to a record gallery of 55,000 in a stellar display of energy and sportsmanship, Reed exchanged fist pumps and high-fives with McIlroy, who had never lost in Ryder Cup singles. The Hazeltine fans cheered his name, and this warrior marched with enough pride and played with tenacity for the entire country. The 2015-16 season is yet another superlative year for the PGA TOUR member, highlighted by finishing tied for 11th at the 2016 Rio Olympics and winning The Barclays at Bethpage Black by one stroke for his first career FedExCup Playoffs win. The victory was Reed’s 11th top-10 finish in 27 starts this year, second only to Dustin Johnson, marked his fifth TOUR title at age 26, joining Spieth (21) and McIlroy (23) as the youngest winners with five TOUR titles in the last 10 years.

BIRTH PL ACE: SAN ANTONIO, TE X A S , USA

AG E

26

TURNED PRO

2011

TO U R WINS

5

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2016 Hero World Challenge  

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