Patrick Reed
28-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
Top-25 at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
February 11, 2019
Reed fired a three-under 69 on Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to finish seven-under and tied for 22nd.
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Reed birdied four of his last eight holes to join the top-25, despite losing strokes tee-to-green at Pebble Beach. He ranked top-10 among the field in both SG: Putting and putts per GIR, but hit just 25 of 55 fairways in regulation. The 15th-ranked player in the world will not be in the field for this week's Genesis Open and he hasn't finished top-10 since the DP World Tour Championship.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
2015
2014
2013
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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Top-15 at Farmers Insurance Open
January 28, 2019
Reed closed with a two-under 70 on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open to finish 11-under and tied for 13th.
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Bogey-free back nine Sunday
January 13, 2019
Reed fired a five-under 65 on Sunday at the Sony Open to finish 13-under and tied for 13th.
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T25 at Tournament of Champions
January 7, 2019
Reed closed with an even-par 73 on Sunday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions to finish two-under and tied for 25th.
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Forgettable week in Hong Kong
November 26, 2018
Reed shot a one-under 69 on Sunday at the Honma Hong Kong Open to finish in a tie for 45th place.
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Runner-up at DP World Tour Championship
November 19, 2018
Reed closed with a two-under 70 on Sunday at the DP World Tour Championship to finish 16-under and tied for second.
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