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Sunday, 09 March 2014
Patrick Reed  (Getty Images)
Patrick Reed (Getty Images)

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SUNDAY MARCH 9, 2014 – WGC – CADILLAC CHAMPIONSHIP

• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his third European Tour event.

• Could move into the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 44th.

• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performance of tied 17th in the 2014 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship.

• His first victory in a World Golf Championship event.

• Victory comes in his second career WGC appearance.

• Victory comes in his first appearance in the WGC – Cadillac Championship.

• This victory would beat his previous best overall WGC performance of tied 17th in the 2014 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship.

• Apart from the first playing of the WGC – Cadillac Championship in 1999 (won by Tiger Woods), only the second player to win the event in his first appearance. (Excluding the 1999 playing, this victory beats the previous best debut performance in the event of second by John Daly in 2005 and Nick Watney in 2009).

• Aged 23 years and 216 days becomes the youngest winner of the WGC – Cadillac Championship, beating the previous record of Tiger Woods, who was 23 years and 312 days in 1999.

• Aged 23 years and 216 days makes WGC history by becoming the youngest winner of any of the four events. This beats the previous record of Tiger Woods, who was 23 years and 242 days at the 1999 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

• The fourth wire-to-wire winner of the WGC – Cadillac Championship. He follows: Tiger Woods (2002, 2006 and 2013), Geoff Ogilvy (2008) and Phil Mickelson (2009).

• The first wire-to-wire winner of the 2014 European Tour season.

OTHER FACTS

• Joins Mike Weir (2000), Ernie Els (2004), Phil Mickelson (2009), Nick Watney (2011) and Justin Rose (2012), as players to make the WGC – Cadillac Championship their first WGC victory.

• Aged 23 years and 216 days becomes the youngest winner on The European Tour this season.

• Becomes the 28th different player to win a WGC event in the 51st playing of an individual WGC event.

• Becomes the 13th different American to win an individual WGC event.

• Becomes the eighth different player to win the WGC – Cadillac Championship in the 15th playing of the tournament.

• Becomes the 12th different player to make a WGC event their first European Tour victory.

• Becomes the fourth first-time winner of the 2014 season. They are: Morten Ørum Madsen (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni), George Coetzee (Joburg Open), Jason Day (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship) and Patrick Reed (WGC – Cadillac Championship).

• The first time since 2011 that there have been three consecutive debut WGC winners. They are: Dustin Johnson (2013 WGC – HSBC Champions), Jason Day (2014 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship) and Patrick Reed (2014 WGC – Cadillac Championship). In 2011 the first-time WGC winners were: Nick Watney (WGC – Cadillac Championship), Adam Scott (WGC – Bridgestone Invitational) and Martin Kaymer (WGC – HSBC Champions).

• Becomes first American to win on the 2014 European Tour International Schedule.

• Would become the first American to win on The European Tour since Dustin Johnson won the 2013 WGC – HSBC Champions. Would be the fourth different American to win the WGC – Cadillac Championship, following Tiger Woods (1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2013), Phil Mickelson (2009) and Nick Watney (2011).

• The tenth American victory in the WGC – Cadillac Championship.

• The 32nd American WGC victory overall since they began in 1999.

• Becomes the 194th American victory in European Tour history.

• Becomes the 83rd different American to win on The European Tour.

• Gains a place 2015 Volvo Golf Champions. (Already qualified for the 2014 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational).

• Gains his third win as a professional and second of 2014, following the Humana Challenge on the US PGA Tour.

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