Reed Captures First PGA Tour Title


Two youngsters battled it out on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship. When the dust settled after two sudden-death playoff holes, Patrick Reed's birdie edged Jordan Spieth to give the 23-year-old Texan his first career victory.

Reed, the 54-hole co-leader with John Huh, closed with a 4-under 66 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Spieth, who survived a five-hole playoff for his maiden Tour victory in last month's John Deere Classic, shot a 65 to tie Reed in regulation at 14-under 266 on the par-70 course.

On the first extra hole, the 18th, both players carded par-4s and moved on to the par-4 10th. There, Reed sank a 7-foot birdie putt to secure the win in just his 38th start on the PGA Tour. Minutes earlier, Spieth missed his 10-foot birdie try to set up Reed's heroics.

If he'd pulled off the victory, Spieth - who turned 20 on July 27 - would have become the youngest two-time winner in PGA Tour history.

The triumph, worth $954,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points, moved Reed from 78th to 22nd in the FedEx Cup standings. The FedEx Cup Playoffs start next week when The Barclays tees off at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.

Tied for third at 268 were Huh, who closed with a 68, and Brian Harman (66). Another stroke back in fifth were Matt Every (67), Zach Johnson (68), and Australia's Matt Jones - who with David Toms on Sunday matched Huh's 8-under 62 Friday for the tournament's low round,

Sharing 10th at 270 were South Africa's Rory Sabbatini (65), Andres Gonzales (64) and Bob Estes (69).

Toms' 62 gave him a share for 16th at 273. The Louisianan's performance ensured he'll remain in the top-125 on the 2013 money list and retain his Tour card for next year.

"That's the only thing I had to shoot for today," the 13-time winner told PGA Tour.com. "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)."

Added the 2001 PGA champion, "It feels good to play well when I needed to."

Defending champion Sergio Garcia carded rounds of 70 and 71 over the weekend to end up T-29 at 4-under 276.

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