Patrick Reed wins the Wyndham Championship after play-off
23-year-old Reed overcame the challenge of Jordan Spieth
Patrick Reed celebrates after making a birdie to win, on the second play-off at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Patrick Reed overcame the challenge of Jordan Spieth in a dramatic play-off to walk away with his maiden PGA Tour title at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro.
The 23-year-old Reed fired a final round of 66 while Spieth carded a five-under 65 to leave the two players tied at the top of the leaderboard on 14 under at Sedgefield CC.
A play-off followed but the players could not be separated on the first hole either, with both hitting pars on the 18th.
Found the green
The pair then moved to the 10th and a second play-off hole, and although Reed drove into the trees, he found the green with his second before sinking a birdie which Spieth was unable to match.
Reed’s final round saw the Texan card five birdies and a single bogey, while 20-year-old Spieth overcame a dropped shot on the opening hole by sinking six birdies.
That left the players two shots clear of the rest of the field, with Brian Harman and John Huh the nearest challengers on 12 under.
Harman also ended the tournament with a bogey-free round of 66, while Huh mixed five birdies with three bogeys to sign for a two-under 68.
Matt Jones was the highest placed non-American, the Australian in a three-way tie for fifth after a superb final round of eight-under 62 to finish alongside Matt Every and Zach Johnson on 11 under.