NASSAU, Bahamas – It’s finally over. Patrick Reed’s whirlwind, worldwide tour is complete, for the most part.
Reed finished at 22 under through four rounds of the Hero World Challenge, good enough for second place behind an unbeatable Bubba Watson. The runner-up showing marks a sixth consecutive top-10 finish, accomplished in Carmen Sandiego fashion.
Over the last seven weeks, Reed has played in Hong Kong (T-3), Malaysia (T-10), China twice (T-7 and runner-up), Dubai (T-10) and the Bahamas (second). He’s also picked up a lot of world ranking points and is projected to move to a career-best 10th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He started his run at 19th.
“Playing solid,” he said. “There’s still some things I need to work on, but I feel like the game is definitely trending in the direction that I need to."
Reed isn’t stopping just yet. He’ll be playing this weekend in the unofficial Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla, teaming with J.B. Holmes.
Reed won once this year, at the beginning of the year, in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Based on his recent play, he can’t wait to get back on a plane to Hawaii and defend his title.
“Just ready to get back in the competitive spirit playing against guys and having it come down close towards the end on Sunday,” Reed said. “It’s a great feeling. And to have that these past six weeks, it’s been awesome.”