Patrick Reeds Picks Up First PGA TOUR Victory
Published on August 19 2013 10:49 am
Last Updated on August 19 2013 10:50 am
(Greensboro, N.C.) -- In the span of a couple of strokes, Patrick Reed went from almost certain disaster to his first PGA TOUR victory. Reed won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday for his first title, beating Jordan Spieth with a most improbable birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Reed recovered from a drive on the par-4 10th that came a few feet from going out of bounds and stopped in some pine needles in the woods near a television cable. He pulled out his 7-iron, uncorked a baseball swing from an uphill lie and sent the ball under a tree branch -- yet away from the tree trunk -- to land his second shot 7 feet from the pin.
"It was the best shot of my life, that's for sure," Reed said. Spieth, who called it "one of the best shots I've ever witnessed," had reached the green in two strokes, but his 10-foot birdie putt trickled wide of the cup. Reed then sank his short birdie putt that "felt like it was 40" feet to end it.
Wyndham Championship (at Greensboro, NC)
1. Patrick Reed (-14)*
2. Jordan Spieth (-14)
T3. Brian Harman (-12)
T3. John Huh (-12)
*Won in playoff