Tour Tracker: Reed wins Humana Challenge

Patrick Reed started the final round with a seven-shot lead after three consecutive 63s.

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Patrick Reed carded his third straight 9-under 63 on Saturday to take a commanding seven-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Humana Challenge – then patiently grinded to victory in La Quinta, Calif.

Reed, who began Sunday 27 under overall, didn't go lower than 1 under at any point in the final round while earning his second PGA Tour title (2013 Wyndham Championship). He fell short of a couple of Tour records that had been in his sights: the 72-hole scoring record of 254, set by Tommy Armour III at the 2003 Valero Texas Open, and Steve Stricker's 72-hole under-par record of 33 under, which he set at the 2009 Bob Hope Classic.

Recap the final-round action all day long in La Quinta, Calif. – and be sure to scroll down for out tournament coverage to date:

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Update #26: 6:50 p.m. EST

Patrick Reed two-putts the par-5 18th – his birdie try coming up just a few inches short – to finish at 28 under for a two-shot victory over Ryan Palmer. Zach Johnson and Justin Leonard finish T-3 another shot back, with Brian Stuard fifth at 24 under.

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Update #25: 6:43 p.m. EST

Justin Leonard's birdie try slides by just low and he settles for a likely T-3 finish at 25 under. It's Leonard's second straight 65. Leader Patrick Reed finds the green in regulation and fist-bumps his caddie, looking good to wrap up a victory here.

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Update #24: 6:38 p.m. EST

Ryan Palmer eagles the 18th to cut Patrick Reed's lead to two shots, taking second alone at 26 under as he heads to the clubhouse. Palmer's 63 is his best round of the week and puts him in position to better his top finish last season of fourth at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Justin Leonard, playing the 18th at 25 under, has a good look at birdie after laying up and wedging to inside 10 feet. Reed finds the short grass off the tee.

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Update #23: 6:26 p.m. EST

Three straight birdies push Brian Stuard to T-5 at 23 under as he heads to the last; everyone in contention has reached the par-5 18th. Patrick Reed leads at 28 under and looks good; the most likely way he'd be caught is a three-shot swing with Justin Leonard, who's T-2 with Zach Johnson. Ryan Palmer is still on the course at 24 under.

Brendon Todd bogeys the 17th to slip to 23 under with one to play.

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Update #22: 6:19 p.m. EST

Pars all around for the bulk of the top contenders still on the course – leader Patrick Reed, T-2 Justin Leonard and T-4 Brendon Todd – while T-4 Ryan Palmer plays the par-5 18th.

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Update #21: 6:01 p.m. EST

Patrick Reed gets back under par for the day, birdieing the par-5 15th with a putt inside 20 feet to move back to 28 under. It gives the Augusta State product a little extra breathing room with three holes to play. As our senior writer Adam Schupak sees it, posting via his Twitter account @GolfweekSchupak: "Patrick Reed gets a dream bounce on to the 15th green and rolls in the birdie putt. Lead is back to 3. Huge putt."

Justin Leonard keeps pace, birdieing the par-4 16th to tie Zach Johnson in second at 25 under. Ryan Palmer and Brendon Todd are T-4 another shot back, parring the 17th and 14th respectively.

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Update #20: 5:53 p.m. EST

Zach Johnson earns leader-in-the-clubhouse honors as he wraps up a 62 with a birdie at the 18th, taking second place outright and narrowing leader Patrick Reed's margin to two shots. Another shot back are Justin Leonard (three to play), Ryan Palmer (two to play) and Brendon Todd (four to play).

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Update #19: 5:44 p.m. EST

Ryan Palmer's second set of back-to-back birdies allows him to climb to 24 under and into a tie for second, three back of leader Patrick Reed. Palmer has three holes to play.

Reed pars the par-5 14th to remain even for the day and 27 under.

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Update #18: 5:23 p.m. EST

Leader Patrick Reed can't follow bogey with birdie for the fourth time in nine holes, parring No. 13 to remain even for the day with a three-shot lead at 27 under.

Zach Johnson climbs another rung on the ladder, meanwhile, pulling even with Justin Leonard and Brendon Todd – Johnson's birdie at No. 17 his fourth in a row, getting him to 24 under and T-2 as he heads to the par-5 18th.

Ryan Palmer, 6 under and bogey-free today, is another shot back in fifth.

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Update #17: 5:17 p.m. EST

Don't look now, but Zach Johnson is rising up the board. The Hyundai Tournament of Champions winner two weeks ago, Johnson has birdied three straight for the second time today, moving from 11th to fourth – he's 8 under with two to play, and at 23 under he's 23 under, four back of leader Patrick Reed and one back of Justin Leonard and Brendon Todd. See Johnson's second-round eagle at PGA West-Nicklaus in the video above (mobile readers can click here for the video).

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Update #16: 5:07 p.m. EST

Bogey again for leader Patrick Reed, his margin back to three shots as he slips to 28 under. After two bogeys in his first 58 holes of the week during a trio of 63s, Reed has four bogeys in his last eight holes – the first three of which he answered with immediate birdies, so we'll see what he can muster at the par-4 13th (where he parred Thursday).

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Update #15: 4:58 p.m. EST

For the third straight time today, Patrick Reed follows a bogey with a birdie at the next hole. That get the leader him back to 28 under, 1 under for his round, and giving him a four-shot lead with seven to play. Reed's birdie on the par-5 11th came thanks to reaching in two and two-putting from about 30 feet.

Brendon Todd pulls even with Justin Leonard at 24 under thanks to a birdie at the 11th, his first in five holes.

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Update #14: 4:48 p.m. EST

Let's reset the leaderboard with Patrick Reed starting his back nine with a bogey – followed quickly by a birdie from Justin Leonard to further narrow the margin (previous round on Palmer course this week in parentheses):

  • 1. Patrick Reed, 27 under: Even par through 10 holes (63 Thursday).
  • 2. Justin Leonard, 24 under: 6 under through 11 holes (67 Friday).
  • T-3. James Driscoll, 23 under: 4 under through 11 holes (68 Thursday).
  • T-3. Brendon Todd, 23 under: 3 under through 10 holes (63 Friday).
  • 5. Ryan Palmer, 22 under: 5 under through 12 holes (64 Thursday).

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Update #13: 4:41 p.m. EST

Leader Patrick Reed makes the turn in 1 under, but cards his third bogey of the day at No. 10 to fall back to even par for the day – cutting his lead to four shots over Justin Leonard and Brendon Todd. Reed has more bogeys today than he'd had all week, with just one Friday and another Saturday before today's round.

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Update #12: 4:08 p.m. EST

That didn't take long. Patrick Reed responds to his second bogey of the day with his third birdie of the afternoon on No. 8, moving back to 28 under and five clear of the field.

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Update #11: 3:45 p.m. EST

Things are getting tighter by the hole, as Justin Leonard moves to 5 under on his round with a birdie at No. 8 and is now just four shots back of Patrick Reed after Reed bogeys No. 7. Leonard is tied with Brendon Todd in second.

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Update #10: 3:28 p.m. EST

After both Brendon Todd and Patrick Reed get to the par-5 6th green in two, both two-putt for birdies and Reed remains five ahead of Todd.

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Update #9: 3:22 p.m. EST

While out of contention for the title, Zach Johnson is chasing yet another top-10 finish, going 4 under on his front nine and is currently T-8 at 19 under. Johnson has two wins and a T-8 in his last three events (including unofficial win at Northwestern Mutual Challenge).

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Update #8: 3:16 p.m. EST

Don't lose sight of Justin Leonard, as the veteran picks up his fourth birdie in the opening six holes to move to 22 under, just five back of Patrick Reed.

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Update #7: 3:02 p.m. EST

Patrick Reed drops only his third shot of the entire tournament after a poor tee ball at the par-3 5th hole, falling back to 27 under after missing a 9-footer to save par.

Brendon Todd doesn't take advantage however, ending his birdie streak with a bogey as well and remains five strokes off the lead.

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Update #6: 2:39 p.m. EST

Things are heating up at La Quinta, with Brendon Todd picking up his third consecutive birdie on the par-4 4th and is now just five shots back of Patrick Reed, who pars the hole.

A little "Did You Know?" with Todd: He aced the 17th hole two days in a row during Round 2 of the 2009 Athens Regional Foundation Classic. Take a look:

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Update #5: 2:25 p.m. EST

Harris English is the day's biggest mover thus far, going 5 under through his first 10 holes to get to 17 under for the tournament. English held the 54-hole lead last week in Honolulu, only to watch Jimmy Walker fly by him over the final six holes.

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Update #4: 2:22 p.m. EST

Brendon Todd is the first to make a move on Patrick Reed, picking up a second consecutive birdie - the latest on the par-3 3rd - to move to 22 under and is now six shots back after Reed picked up par on the hole.

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Update #3: 2:18 p.m. EST

While Patrick Reed will grab a lot of headlines today, there are a few other storylines on the course, including Ken Duke acing the 17th hole from 110 yards with a wedge. It was his second career hole-in-one.

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Update #2: 2:15 p.m. EST

And Patrick Reed inches closer to the 72-hole record books with a birdie at the par-5 2nd hole, keeping his seven-shot lead, now over just James Driscoll and Brendon Todd.

Take a look at Reed's glove drill he showed off in a For Your Game session with Golfweek:

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Update #1: 1:57 p.m. EST

An opening par for Patrick Reed to stay at 27 under, seven clear of Brendon Todd, Charley Hoffman and James Driscoll.

Reed is chasing more than his second PGA Tour victory on Sunday, as he also can set multiple Tour records with another low round.

If he shoots a 67, he'd break the relation-to-par (in 72-hole tournament) record set by Ernie Els in 2003 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions (31 under). With a 64, he'd break the lowest score in Tour history, currently held by Tommy Armour III with his 254 at the Valero Texas Open in 2003, played on the par-70 The Resort at LaCantera.

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Saturday's coverage

Rude: Humana Challenge now Reed's tournament to lose

The Humana Challenge has been blessed by perfect weather and conditions. Then Patrick Reed came along and provided almost perfect scores.

5 Things: Reed rolling at Humana; Hoffman optimistic; more

Whatever drama might have unfolded in the Humana Challenge seems to have evaporated in the desert sun. Patrick Reed posted a third consecutive 63 to open a seven-stroke lead Saturday. The winner sure seems to be predetermined entering the final round at PGA West.

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Friday's coverage

Reed holds onto Humana lead; 7 Bulldogs at T-34 or better

Seven former University of Georgia players are tied for 34th or better midway through the Humana Challenge, including leader Patrick Reed, who played there for one year before transferring to Augusta State, and second-place Brendon Todd.

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Thursday's coverage

5 Things: P. Reed leads; Z. Johnson keeps close; more

True to form, 19 players shot 66 or better in the first round of the Humana Challenge. As usual, it’s go low or go home. Patrick Reed led the way with a 9-under-par 63 at the PGA West Palmer Private Course. He leads by one stroke over the quartet of Ryan Palmer (Palmer Course), Charley Hoffman (La Quinta CC) and Justin Hicks and Daniel Summerhays (both at PGA West Nicklaus Private Course).

Clinton getting back in swing of things at Humana

Bill Clinton hasn't picked up his sticks quite as often over the last few years, but says he intends on fixing that problem in 2014.

Tour Tracker: Reed leads after Humana Challenge first round

Patrick Reed's 63 on the PGA West-Palmer Private course, in which he gradually moved into contention before taking control of the day, gave him a one-shot lead after 18 holes at the Humana Challenge.

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Wednesday's coverage

Rude: Bob Hope's days of celebrity-studded event are history

For better or for worse, this is not your grandfather’s Bob Hope tournament. That era is gone. During the past couple of years the pro-am tournament has moved from five rounds to four and from 25-30 celebrities to four.

Expert picks: Z. Johnson tops list of favorites

Zach Johnson is among the experts' favorites for this week's Humana Challenge in Southern California on the PGA Tour. Harris English is another name frequently mentioned, along with Brendon de Jonge among sleepers.

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Tuesday's coverage

Mirror images: English, Swafford travel similar paths to Tour

PGA Tour golf fans, say hello to Harris English. Oh, and offer greetings to Hudson Swafford. Got it? You probably don’t, but don’t feel embarrassed if you confuse them. You’re not the first, and you won’t be the last.

B. Steele enters Humana stronger, with cop as fill-in caddie

Brendan Steele is a native of nearby Idyllwild, Calif., a town nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains, and as a kid attended the Bob Hope Classic a few times with his father and brother. Now Steele, 30, is back at what qualifies as his hometown tournament.

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