American Patrick Reed has secured his seventh PGA Tour title, winning The Northern Trust on Sunday in New Jersey just one-stroke ahead of Mexico’s Abraham Ancer.
It has been almost 16 months since Reed’s Masters win. Since that time, the 29-year-old has been pushing to bring home another win. After missing the cut at the PGA Championship in May, Reed took a 10-day break from golf and spent time on holiday with his family in New York. It was the longest break from the sport Reed can recall.
“Honestly, I mean, I can’t remember [the] last time I took seven days off, like not touching a golf club. It was hard. Those 10 days were hard,” Reed told reporters.
But the hiatus seemed to work, with Reed’s game improving throughout the summer, culminating in a big win for the golfer yesterday at Liberty National. Reed began the final round at the top of the leaderboard, but two early back-to-back bogeys meant he was forced to dig deep to ward off challengers. In the end Reed was able to hold his nerve, securing his place at the top with a one-shot victory over Ancer.
The American now moves up to second in the FedEx Cup standings and hopefully puts himself in a better position to make this year’s President’s Cup Team.
Check out Reed’s mixed bag of gear that helped him secure the first FedEx Cup playoff tournament of 2019:
Driver: Ping G410
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M6
Irons: Titleist U500
; Callaway X-Forged
; Callaway MB1; Callaway RAZR MB
Wedges: Artisan Golf; Titleist Vokey SM7
Putter: Odyssey White Hot RX2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1