There isn’t that many 23-year-old players winning World Golf Championship events. Patrick Reed is one of the youngest players to win one. He was able to hold on and play the 18th hole safely to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral by just one stroke.
It couldn’t have happened at a better time for Reed, he and his wife are expecting their first child, and he had to have her brother carrying his bag this week. His wife is normally his caddie, and she hopes to return to duty as soon as she give birth.
Reed went to the 18 tee with a 2 shot lead over second place. He laid up with and iron that found the right hand rough. Reed wasn’t about to take a chance with the water on the left side, seeing how he waited on the tee while Tiger took his drop after finding the water with his tee shot.
Reed knew he could hold on the take home the 1.53 million dollar check, if he could negotiate his way to the green without finding the water. He hit an iron out of the rough and left himself the perfect angle to the green.
He took his time before hitting his wedge to the green. He paced off the yardage and was sure he was going to get this one right.
He hit his 3rd shot and found the 18th green and was probably further from the hole than he would have liked. He 2 putted and took the WGC Cadilac Championship, beating one of the best fields in the game this season.
Reed joins an elite group with this win before his 24th birthday, the group includes names like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and a few others.
When Reed was asked how he did it this week, he said patience, it was all about patience at Doral this week and he sure showed some waiting on the 18th before hitting his iron shot.
Congratulations Patrick Reed, now you can decorate the babies room any way you and your wife would like.
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