Reed def. DeLaet 1 up in WGC Match Play

Patrick Reed acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green after winning the Humana Challenge behind a 1-under 71 on Sunday.

Graham DeLaet led his match against Patrick Reed for the first 11 holes, but it was Reed who came away with the 1-up victory.

We kept you posted on the highlights of the DeLaet vs. Reed match right here – and scroll down for our preview coverage.

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Hole No. 18: Par 4, 480 yards

DeLaet misses a birdie putt by inches at the 18th and Reed makes his par putt to seal the match.

REED WINS, 1 UP

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Hole No. 17: Par 4, 482 yards

With Reed in with par at the par-4 17th, DeLaet bogeys the 17th and Reed goes 1 up entering the 18th.

THRU 17 HOLES: Reed, 1 up

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Hole No. 15: Par 4, 343 yards

DeLaet evens things back up with a hole-winning birdie at the par-4 15th.

THRU 15 HOLES: All square

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Hole No. 14: Par 4, 449 yards

Reed takes his first lead of the match with birdie at the par-4 14th.

THRU 14 HOLES: Reed, 1 up

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Hole No. 12: Par 3, 219 yards

After four straight halves, Reed wins the par-3 12th with par to even the match back up with DeLaet.

THRU 12 HOLES: All square

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Hole No. 7: Par 4, 486 yards

DeLaet's first bogey of the day, at the par-4 seventh, gives the hole to Reed, who makes par and cuts the Canadian's lead in half.

THRU 7 HOLES: DeLaet, 1 up

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Hole No. 5: Par 4, 536 yards

After three straight halves with par, DeLaet pars the lengthy par-4 fifth to extend his lead on Reed.

THRU 5 HOLES: DeLaet, 2 up

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 460 yards

Graham DeLaet birdies the opening hole to go 1 up early on Patrick Reed, who has won two PGA Tour events, including this year's Humana Challenge.

THRU 1 HOLE: DeLaet, 1 up

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Graham DeLaet

  • OWGR Rank: 27
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 16
  • 2014 PGA Tour results: MC, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-7, CIMB Classic; T-6, WGC-HSBC Champions; T-2, Farmers Insurance Open; T-2, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-70, Northern Trust Open
  • Match Play results (since 2009): None
  • Comments: Could this be DeLaet's coming-out party? He's still looking for a Tour win, and has knocked on the door plenty in 2014. You'll likely look pretty smart if you take the Canadian deep in this tournament.

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Patrick Reed

  • OWGR Rank: 44
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Rank: 107
  • 2014 PGA Tour results: MC, Frys.com Open; WD, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; T-40 CIMB Classic; T-16, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; won, Humana Challenge; T-19, Waste Management Phoenix Open; T-13 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
  • Match Play results (since 2009): None
  • Comments: Reed has won twice in his last 11 Tour starts, and he's pretty good at this Match Play thing, too – he helped Augusta State win two NCAA titles in 2010 and '11.

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Match Play preview coverage

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