Shot of the Week: Patrick Reed Holes Out for Eagle From the Penalty Area

Published 10/29/2021, 2:51 PM EDT
Jun 18, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Patrick Reed plays his shot from the second tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports


As the Zozo Championship ended in Japan, the PGA Tour moved forward to the Butterfield Bermuda Championship in Southampton. With major names skipping an event held in a completely different country, the field was not to everyone’s taste. With quite a few veterans participating, 31-year-old Patrick Reed started as the highest-ranked player on the field.

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Reed started well, shooting four birdies early on. If he continues to perform well, this could be one of the best events Reed has played in some time. Having said that, the highlight of the event will be his stunning eagle.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – July 29, 2021. Patrick Reed of the United States looks on. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Patrick Reed impresses with his eagle at the 17th

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At the 14th hole, Reed ended up shooting a chip-in birdie, which everyone believed was his shot of the day. His most impressive moment, however, was his hole-out eagle on the 17th. The 2018 Masters winner perfected a 6-iron from 210 yards, which was his penalty stroke after an errant tee shot. The 31-year-old was thrilled with the result, a wide smile visible on his face.

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Later, after the round, Reed revealed what he and his coach Kevin Kirk discussed before the shot. As Reed’s caddie, Kessler Karain is not available, Kirk will be carrying the bag for Reed. “My coach and I were thinking, well, if I tee it down, driver, hit a little cut,” he said. “Overcut it in the hazard, took a drop and we had 210 flag, 204 cover on the line and I was thinking with how much wind was blowing, hit 7-iron”. 

Reed added that Kirk talked to him about the downwind, explaining that the ball is not really traveling because of how hard the wind is blowing. “He said, ‘I like the 6, it’s a perfect 6.’ So I went with a 6 and I flushed it and it went in”. 

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Patrick Reed last PGA Tour win

Reed’s last win was the Farmers Insurance Open in January, which was his ninth PGA Tour win. Furthermore, the Bermuda Championship is his third event of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season. Reed missed the cut at the Shriners Children’s Open and finished the CJ Cup T68.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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