Patrick Reed, who competed on the IJGT at an early age, won his third PGA Tour event in seven months with a win at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on Sunday. He became the youngest to ever win a World Golf Championship at the age of 23.
Finishing with a 4-under-par 284, Reed was able to hold off a star-studded field that included Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Phil Mickelson. Coming into the final hole, Reed held a two-shot lead over Jamie Donaldson and Bubba Watson. With this small lead in mind, Reed chose to play a conservative last hole, which he bogeyed, to end the tournament with a one-shot victory.
Reed, who earned a Top-20 finish in the 2001 IJGT Tournament of Champions, played in several IJGT events in the Boys 11-12 Division. Reed cited his successful junior career in the post-tournament interviews as a benefit to his current success. The IJGT is incredibly proud of the success that Patrick has had in both the collegiate ranks and now in his PGA Tour career. We cannot wait to see what’s next for Patrick’s career, and wish him the best of luck in the rest of the PGA Tour! Congrats Patrick!