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Patrick Reed and wife share a kiss with the winner's trophy at the Humana Challenge.
If there's a guy trending upward on the PGA Tour who is under 25, Patrick Reed is his name.
A year ago, in his first season as a PGA Tour pro, he made cuts in 16 of his 26 starts and racked up five top-10 finishes including a victory at the Wyndham Championship.
Patrick Reed won again a couple weeks ago at the Humana Challenge, giving him two wins in 31 starts, not to mention two wins in his last nine starts.
So just how heady is that company? He is one of only three (Rory McIlroy and Harris English are the others) to have multiple PGA Tour wins under age 25.
An interesting quirk to what is quickly becoming a dazzling resume is the fact that Reed has yet to play in a major championship.
He helped Augusta State win back-to-back NCAA titles in 2010 and 2011, going 6-0 in match play those two years.
This is a young man who knows how to win, at the college level and now at the PGA Tour level. Just as importantly, he knows how difficult it is to even get in position to win. In 2012, he Monday-qualified for six PGA Tour events and played in a total of 12. Of those, he made the cut in seven and posted four top-25 finishes.
His stats page features seven categories in which he's in the top 10. Reed was one of the best putters on tour from five feet and in.
It will be great fun to see how he does in the majors this year.