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Patrick Reed Claims Fourth PGA Tour Title

In the final round of the 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, former Jaguar men’s golfer Patrick Reed shot a 67 to claim the fourth win of his young career on the PGA Tour, joining Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and Sergio Garcia as the only players in the last 25 years to win four PGA Tour titles before the age of 25.

Reed won the 2015 opening tournament over American Jimmy Walker when he rolled in a 19-foot putt in the first playoff hole. Four shots behind with four holes to play, Reed made two birdies, holed an 80-yard shot for an eagle and got just enough help from Jimmy Walker to win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions for his fourth career PGA Tour victory.

It was up to Walker, who appeared to have control of the winners-only event until he tried to play it safe off the tee on the short par-4 14th and found a bunker, leading to his first bogey in 33 holes. Walker twice missed birdie putts inside 10 feet, and he missed an 18-foot birdie try for a victory in regulation.

In the playoff, Walker’s chip went over the green, and he had a 6-foot par putt he never had to hit when Reed made his winning putt. It his Reed’s fourth win in his last 35 PGA Tour starts.

VIDEO: Patrick Reed’s clutch birdie leads PGA Tour Shots of the Week

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Taylor Lamb is director of media relations for Augusta University Athletics. Contact him at talamb@augusta.edu.

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