Patrick Reed won the Wyndham Championship in a play-off at the Sedgefield Country Club.
Patrick Reed & caddie wife Justine Karain / Getty.
On the second play-off hole Patrick fired in a 7 iron from an uphill lie and sent the ball under a tree branch, just missing the tree trunk , and land his second shot a comfortable 7 feet from the pin. He announced it was his best ever shot;
” It was the best shot of my life, that’s for, just to get my first win means everything to me. I don’t even know how I was still playing the second playoff hole after what happened on 18. It was the best shot of my life, that’s for sure, on the 10th but his putt he made on 18, the first playoff hole I told my wife he’s going to make it and, you know, of course I say that and the odds of making a 25, 30-footer breaking probably two feet. To do that and put the pressure back on me meant a lot to him but, at the same time, you know I told my wife and told my coach going into today that I had to shoot -4 under to win and I was right, -4 under did win but, at the same time, I had to do it in a playoff. I still don’t know really what’s going on. I mean it’s unreal.”
This was Patrick’s first career win and came in just his 38th start on the PGA TOUR. Patrick and Jordan Spieth had both finished on -14 under par for the Wyndham Championship, so the event was settled in a play-off. It was Patrick who prevailed, at the second play-off hole, the 10th.
Jordan really wanted his second win, it would have made him the youngest ever player to win twice on the PGA Tour;
” When you get in a position in a playoff where it’s one-on-one, especially with the momentum I had, you know, I’m dying to win. I mean winning is what it’s all about. It doesn’t matter about the money, it doesn’t matter about what you’ve made this year, what you’ve done.
When I’m in the position where I’m one-on-one to win a PGA golf tournament it’s pretty special. It’s a lot of fun. You know, I love feeling the nerves. I love the adrenaline rush. That’s what it’s all about.”
Tied in third place at -12 under par were Brian Harman and John Huh.
David Toms needed something special if he wanted to get into the top 125 on the money list and keep his playing privileges for next season, he did just that with an amazing round of -8 under par 62, which had him T16 for the tournament.
David said that was all that was on his mind today;
” That’s the only thing I had to shoot for today, I was definitely more aggressive. We had a good day for scoring today. I just went out there and tried to have fun in my last round of the season. It feels good to play well when I needed to.”