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Patrick Reed wins a World Golf Championship for 3rd title in 7 months

  • Patrick Reed, right, and his caddie Kessler Karain talk on the third tee during the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Patrick Reed, right, and his caddie Kessler Karain talk on the third tee during the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Patrick Reed watches his shot from the rough on the seventh hole during the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Patrick Reed watches his shot from the rough on the seventh hole during the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bubba Watson raises his hat on the 18th green during the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

    Bubba Watson raises his hat on the 18th green during the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)  (The Associated Press)

Patrick Reed won the Cadillac Championship for this third PGA Tour title in seven months, and this was a big one.

Dressed in a red shirt he always wears on Sunday — with Tiger Woods in the group ahead of him — Reed made back-to-back birdies on Nos. 3 and 4 at Doral to pull away early. He played the 18th conservatively and made bogey for an even-par 72 and a one-shot victory over Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson of Wales.

At 23, Reed became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship.

Woods failed to make a birdie in the final round for the first time in his career and closed with a 77, matching his worst Sunday score ever.

It was the second straight time Reed has won wire-to-wire.