Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed
29-Year-Old Golfer
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2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Heading into the FedEx playoffs this past season, Reed was on the brink of a relatively poor season. A win at the Northern Trust saved Reed from that fate and a top-20 the following week, paired with a top-10 at the TOUR Championship capped off what was solid run to end the season. Reed has shown a pattern of playing better during Ryder Cup years over the past six seasons, so it would make sense that he improves upon his number from this past season this year. Read Past Outlooks
Defeated in playoff in Maui
January 5, 2020
Reed fired a seven-under 66 in the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Sunday to put himself into a playoff before ultimately falling to Justin Thomas on the third extra hole.
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Reed put together his second 66 of the week on Sunday, but it looked like it was going to still be a couple short. He caught a huge break when Xander Schauffele three-putted on 18 and Justin Thomas his his second shot into the hazard, leading to bogey. Reed had to be stunned he was getting the opportunity to compete for a win, but he came right out and birdied the first playoff hole with Thomas to eliminate Schauffele. Both players would par the second go-around, but Thomas hit a great approach to set up birdie on the third playoff hole and Reed was unable to match from around 12 feet. Reed did not strike the ball well at all this week, but he was unbelievable both in and around the greens, which ultimately gave him a chance. He will try to get his long game straightened out before the Sony Open next week.
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12 days ago
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DraftKings PGA: The American Express
12 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Reed was on top of the world at the end of the 2016 season. He had just come off a season where he posted earnings of over $5.6 million and he was leading Team U.S.A. to a victory at the Ryder Cup. The sky was the limit for Reed. When the following season started though, Reed didn't have that edge any longer. Well, maybe he had the edge, but he didn't have the same game that helped him defeat Rory McIlroy at the 2016 Ryder Cup. The 2016-2017 season wasn't terrible, but it sure was a letdown. After a slow start to last season, people were beginning to doubt Reed and then he decided to win the Masters. That win was certainly out of the blue, but it reminded everyone that Reed is one of the best fiver golfers in the world when he's on. Reed should be able to maintain some of this momentum next season, but he set the bar pretty high last year. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this season.
2016 was a great year for Reed as he earned more than $5.6 million and gained a plethora of new fans with his play at the Ryder Cup. He had all the momentum in the world entering the season and then…nothing. Well, not nothing, but he was certainly expected to do better than $3 million in earnings and only one top-3 finish. That said, there's a lot of value with Reed this season as he's recently surpassed his number with ease and he clearly has the game to win multiple times this season. He's not a must have, but he's somebody that definitely deserves a lot of consideration this season.
Remember when Reed proclaimed he was a top-5 player in the world? Well he finished fifth on the money list last year, so he's certainly moving in the right direction. Reed is unquestionably a solid golfer, but his upside is still in question. A $5+ million year is nothing to shake a stick at, but does he have the potential to reach say, $8 million? He might, but quite simply, his number is too much of a risk in salary cap formats for the upcoming season. Reed should be a first-round pick in draft leagues, but he's not the most popular guy, so he might go late in the first round.
One of the best five players in the world, Reed struggled mightily after his early-season win at the WGC Cadillac Championship and his now infamous boast about being a top-5 player in the world. At the time, he looked the part having won twice in the span of a few months, but to reveal his thoughts at the time was a mistake. Eventually people will forget about his claims and perhaps Reed can just get back to playing golf. The question though is, after his free fall in the second-half of the season, who is Patrick Reed? There seem to be too many questions to justify a selection at his 2014 price. In draft leagues he should go in the third round.
Reed saved his best play for late in the season last year, which can be looked at in one of two ways. Some would question a player who didn't do much outside his win in August, but considering he picked up that win in August and not late in the fall, I think that bolsters the argument for Reed. Reed made 11 of his final 13 cuts and he's still very young at just 23. He might take a few years to fully adjust or he might take this solid season and build on it. Whatever the case, he's got some upside, which makes him an interesting pick in salary cap leagues.
Reed made a name for himself on the PGA TOUR in 2012 by getting through six Monday Qualifiers, an insanely difficult task, and earning the nickname Mr. Monday. In 2013 he’ll be spending his Mondays traveling to and from PGA TOUR events after also making it right on the number. Reed’s best finish in 2012 was a T11 at the Frys.com Open. Don’t be surprised if the long hitter (almost 303 yards per drive) wins on the PGA TOUR this year – as he’s already mastered how to go low when he has to. Now he has four rounds to make it happen.
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Two-shot penalty proves costly
December 8, 2019
Reed rallied to third place at the Hero World Challenge after a six-under 66 in the final round.
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T10 at Turkish Airlines Open
November 11, 2019
Reed carded a one-under 71 on Sunday at the Turkish Airlines Open to finish 16-under and tied for 10th.
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Climbs to T8 at WGC-HSBC
November 3, 2019
Reed fired a six-under 66 in the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions to surge into a tie for eight place.
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Bogey-free final round at Wentworth
September 23, 2019
Reed fired a six-under 66 on Sunday at the BMW PGA Championship to finish 15-under and tied for fourth.
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Top-10 at TOUR Championship
August 25, 2019
Reed finished the TOUR Championship in a tie for ninth after shooting a two-under 68 on Sunday.
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