Golf - Rookie Reed claims maiden US tour win

Patrick Reed won a battle of two of the US PGA Tour's best rookies to capture the $5.3million (£4.5m) Wyndham Championship in a dramatic play-off on Sunday.

Reuters
Golf - Only thing Reed interested in lifting is WGC-Cadillac title
.

View photo

Patrick Reed (AFP)

Texan Reed, 23, birdied the second extra hole to beat Jordan Spieth at Sedgefield Country Club and secure his first victory on tour.

Reed carded a closing four-under-par 66 to tie with Spieth (65) at 14-under 266, two strokes ahead of John Huh, who bogeyed the final two holes, and Brian Harman.

Spieth, 20, was gunning for his second victory in his past four starts, after his breakthrough at the John Deere Classic last month.

He almost became the youngest two-time winner in the modern era on the PGA Tour, but his runner-up finish nonetheless confirmed his status as one of the game's rising stars.

Spieth, who had to lay-up with his second shot after a wild drive, sank a clutch 26-footer for par at the first extra hole to keep the play-off alive.

He looked to have the upper hand at the second extra hole after Reed sprayed his tee shot almost out-of-bounds at the par-four 10th.

But Reed conjured up some magic, firing his second shot to seven feet and he sank the birdie to win after Spieth missed a10-footer that shaved the hole but stayed out.

View comments (1)
  • Bell steers England to victory, hosts take 2-1 Ashes lead

    Bell steers England to victory, hosts take 2-1 Ashes lead

    Ian Bell guided England to an eight-wicket victory over Australia in the third test at Edgbaston on Friday to put the hosts 2-1 up in the series with two matches to play. Bell (65 not out) and Joe Root, with an unbeaten 38, anchored the chase after England were set to 121 to win on the third day at Edgbaston where a dominant performance banished memories of a heavy defeat at Lord's. England lost Alastair Cook (7) and Adam Lyth (12) to set a few nerves on edge but Bell, dropped on 20 by Australia captain Michael Clarke, made his second 50 of the match to spark raucous celebrations after Root hit the winning runs. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Lambert leaves Liverpool to join West Brom

    Lambert leaves Liverpool to join West Brom

    Liverpool offload Rickie Lambert after just one unproductive season at Anfield More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • Serie A - Confusion as Stevan Jovetic joins Inter

    Serie A - Confusion as Stevan Jovetic joins Inter

    Inter Milan have signed Stevan Jovetic from Manchester City, although there were conflicting reports as to whether it was a loan or permanent switch. More »

    Eurosport - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • Can we ever trust Fifa again? Football writer Jonathan Wilson and Copa90's Eli Mengem investigate

    Can we ever trust Fifa again? Football writer Jonathan Wilson and Copa90's Eli Mengem investigate

    Can we ever trust Fifa again? Who replaces Sepp Blatter? These key questions and more are answered on this week's episode of The Rail, as Spencer is joined by football writer Jonathan Wilson and Copa90's Eli Mengem. More »

    Copa90 - 2 hours 4 minutes ago
  • No snow no problem as China's financial might lands 2022 Games

    No snow no problem as China's financial might lands 2022 Games

    The snow will be fake, but the very real financial muscle China boasts proved decisive on Friday when Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Games officials meeting in Kuala Lumpur voted for the Chinese capital over the lure of a winter wonderland offering from Kazakhstan's Almaty, in a clear sign that the International Olympic Committee is craving solidity and security after a series of problems and headaches. While Rio scrambles to make up lost time in its building for the 2016 Olympics, and Tokyo is embroiled in a stadium drama the allure of a megacity with a cast-iron financial guarantee proved irresistible. More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago