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The Reed family. All three of them. PGA Photo

What could just be the new First Family of the PGA TOUR came together in beautiful La Quinta California. Wife and mother to be Justine carrying the newest member of Team Reed was on hand to support husband and dad as he staved off an onslaught from the field at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

Reality settled in Sunday as Reed, 23, seemed to struggle to stay ahead of an ever advancing field seeking to topple the feisty Augusta State alum. Patrick had seemed unstoppable after a record setting pace at 54 holes of  -27 under par via consecutive 63’s over the three course venue.

Patrick found his putting touch right when things started to getting interesting. He closed with a 1-under 71 Sunday over PGA West‘s Palmer Private Course to beat Ryan Palmer by two strokes.

“A lot tougher than the first three rounds,” Reed said. “I felt like I hit a lot of quality shots and felt like I hit a lot of good putts as well. My speed was off today. I left a lot of putts short. It seemed like the first three days the ball was just trickling over the front edge, and today it seemed like it came to a screeching halt just short.”

Patrick, Justine, their new daughter to be along with Justine’s brother, Kessler Karain, who has taken over for his sister as Reed’s caddy, celebrated Team Reed’s second win in 46 starts. Reed won the 2013 Wyndham Championship in a year that saw him Monday qualify for 6 events.

As a result of his victory, Reed jumps 96 spots to 8th position in the FedEx Standings,(500 FedEx Points for the win), from 93rd to 9th on the Money List, (earned $1,026m for the win), and is projected to jump from 73rd to 42nd in the Official World Golf Rankings, good enough for a spot next month in the 64-man World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship field.

Patrick Reed’s victory truly was a family affair.

Posted by Northeast GOLF on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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