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Former ASU golfer wins PGA tour title, qualifies for Masters

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

With their eyes glued to the television Wednesday afternoon, the Reed family cheered and groaned for one of their own.   

Twenty-four hours after Patrick Reed won the Wyndham Championship; his family relived the win in their living room by watching the recap because the final round wasn't televised.

"We were all on cell phones, iPads, telephones trying to get the latest up to date because the computer was so slow," said Patrick Reed's mother Jeannette.

She said they plugged in however they could and sitting on the edge of their seats, they listened as Reed won the PGA tour event by winning two holes of sudden death.

Patrick Reed's father Bill said, "We grabbed each other, hugged each other, hugged each other again and then I said to Jeannette, ‘Oh my, your son is a PGA tour winner.'"

They say Reed has been playing golf since he was three-years-old and from his first strokes, it was clear he would go far.

He was in the 8th grade when the University of Texas offered him a golf scholarship but he ended up settling at the former Augusta State University.

His parents say he played the green at Forest Hills Golf Club every day for two years as student. He led the Jaguars to national championships in 2010 and 2011.

Following his win in Greensboro, N.C., he qualified to play the most well-known golf tournament in Augusta, and perhaps the world, the Masters Tournament.

Jeannette Reed said that's all her son has ever wanted, "When Patrick was little, he would've been about nine, we bought a basset hound in San Antonio and Patrick named it Augusta because he always wanted to play in Augusta."

His family usually rents their home out to other players in the Masters Tournament; but this year they'll be housing their own player.

"This is such an emotional thing for us because we live here, we have our friends here. He's been adopted by Augusta for the past five years that he's been here," Bill Reed, said.

The Masters will be his first Major.  

Reed is playing another PGA Tour event this week, The Barclays.

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