Patrick Reed Springs to Action, Winning at Liberty National

by Maura Hutchinson

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