Patrick Reed's family celebrates win

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Bill and Jeannette Reed and their daughter, Hannah, made a habit of leaving town the previous two Aprils.

Patrick Reed hugs his wife and caddy, Justine, after winning.   ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Patrick Reed hugs his wife and caddy, Justine, after winning.

Like many others, they rented out their house for the Masters Tournament. On Sunday afternoon, the Reeds learned they’ll be breaking that tradition in 2014.

Patrick Reed defeated Jordan Speith on the second playoff hole to win his first PGA Tour event, the Wyndham Championship, in Greensboro, N.C.

Reed, who helped Augusta State win NCAA Division I national championships in 2010 and 2011, will make his first major tournament appearance in eight months at Augusta National Golf Club. And his parents and sister? They’re not going anywhere.

“We usually rent our house out to golfers,” Jeannette Reed said Sunday evening at the family home in Columbia County. “So we’ll probably just have another golfer – Patrick.”
Jeannette and Hannah Reed attended the third round of the Wyndham Championship in wet, slow conditions. Though Patrick held a share of the 54-hole lead, Hannah, a 15-year-old Lakeside High School sophomore, needed to finish a project. So they returned home.
On Sunday, the tournament started and finished before television coverage went on air. The Reeds tracked the tournament on the Internet, with friends calling and texting with play-by-play information from satellite radio.

With Jeannette on the phone with a friend from Baton Rouge, La., Bill screamed, “He won!”

“I don’t think it’s sunk in that we’ll be at the Masters,” Jeannette Reed said. “Not just that, but he has a two-year exemption. That’s better than anything.”

Now, the Reeds can make their plans for the spring. Leaving is not an option.

“I don’t think we’re going to rent the house this year,” Bill said.

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southern2
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southern2 08/19/13 - 06:34 am
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Congrats to the Reed family.

Congrats to the Reed family. I know this is a really exciting time for them. So cool that Patrick has the ASU connection. He made us all proud.

etlinks
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etlinks 08/19/13 - 06:53 am
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Congratulations!

Patrick and Justine make a great combo. It was special to hear Forest Hills and ASU get mentioned on the air by Ian Baker Finch. Exciting golf to say the least.

saywhatagain
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saywhatagain 08/19/13 - 08:29 am
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It will ALWAYS be ASU

It will ALWAYS be ASU, no matter what Eddie Munster and his cronies say.

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