(USA Today Sports Images)
PATRICK REED broke Tiger Woods’ record as the youngest winner of a WGC event yesterday as he triumphed at the Cadillac Championship.
The 23-year-old finished on -4, one shot ahead of Welshman Jamie Donaldson and American Bubba Watson, and it marks his second victory of 2014 after winning the Humana Challenge in January.
“I’ve worked so hard,” said Reed. “I’ve won a lot in my junior career, did great things in my amateur career, was 6-0 in match play at NCAAs, won NCAAs two years in a row, was third individually one year. Now I have three wins out here on the PGA TOUR.
“I just don’t see a lot of guys that have done that, besides for Tiger Woods, of course, and all of the other legends of the game. I believe in myself -- especially after how hard I’ve worked -- that I’m one of the top five players in the world. To come out of a field like this and to hold on wire-to-wire like that, I feel like I’ve proven myself.”
Reed played his final round in a black trousers and a red t-shirt which mimics Woods’ wardrobe but the World No.1 was quickly out of contention as he struggled his way around the course with a bad back.
"The best player ever to live when I was growing up wore black pants, a red shirt," Reed said. "I was growing up watching him. I always thought, `You know, it would be cool to wear black and red coming down on Sunday. Just happens to be that we both wear it on Sunday now."
What’s in Patrick’s bag?
Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha
Fairway Woods: Callaway Big Bertha
Irons: Callaway RAZR X Muscleback Irons and Callaway X Forged Irons
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Slate
Putter: Odyssey Metal-X Milled #6
Balls: Callaway Speed Regime 3