Patrick Reed, a sophomore at Augusta State, has been steadily climbing the World Amateur Golf Ranking and now firmly holds down the No. 13 spot. In 2008, he advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur, where he was defeated by eventual champion Danny Lee, and last year he placed T7 at the Azalea Amateur. Reed has started his 2010 campaign with a win at the Jones Cup and a third-place finish at the Terra Cotta Invitational.
Name Patrick Reed
Birthdate August 5, 1990
Birthplace San Antonio, Tex.
Favorite Food(s) My father’s prime rib.
On My iPod From Kenny Chesney to Linkin Park to Lil Wayne.
Favorite Movie(s) “The Blind Side,” “Top Gun,” “Tin Cup.”
Hidden Talent I did make it to regionals in a free-throw contest; my free-throw skills are something Shaq wishes he had.
Biggest Fear The abnormally sized spiders at CordeValle in California. I’ve never seen two college golfers run so fast with their golf bags.
Favorite Course Pinehurst No. 2 and Augusta National.
Dream Foursome Rory McIlroy, Anthony Kim and Tiger Woods.
Favorite Golfer(s) Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.
Words To Live By The harder you work the more likely you are to succeed.
Best Golf Tip For Amateurs Learn how to putt and chip; the short game is what makes a player.
Shot I Love To Practice Three-quarter height iron shots.
Needs Improvement Pitching and eliminating the left side.
Favorite Club(s) Putter and driver.
Ball Marker A poker chip from Ocean Forest (Sea Island, Ga.).
Superstitions My ball marker from Ocean Forest. I won my first amateur event there.
Age I First Broke 70 14.
Lowest Round Ever 61.
Love To Trade Places With For A Day Arnold Palmer.
Favorite Athlete, Non-Golf Roger Federer.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG
DRIVER TaylorMade R9 FCT 8.5 degrees Diamana White X-stiff shaft, 3-WOOD TaylorMade R9 FCT TP 13 degrees Diamana Blue X-stiff shaft, HYBRID TaylorMade FCT TP 17 degrees Diamana Blue X-stiff shaft, IRONS TaylorMade Tour Preferred (3-PW) X100 X-stiff shafts, WEDGES TaylorMade rac TP (52, 56 & 60 degrees) X100 X-stiff shafts, PUTTER TaylorMade Rossa KiaMa TP Maranello.