Patrick Reed’s pre-round routine: How he spent his 90 minutes
You might rush to the tee chomping on a bagel with three minutes to space and without any time to hit range balls. As for pros, not so much. Here’s how Patrick Reed spent his warm-up during a tournament round in December. Take notes, as there’s plenty we can learn from how pros practice.
Patrick Reed’s warmup
When: Dec. 2, 2021
Where: Hero World Challenge, Albany, Bahamas
10:20 a.m. Arrives putting green. Putts on a mirror under a string line from six feet, repeating the same putt over and over.
10:25 a.m. Caddie Kessler Karain sets up a four-ball putting drill. Reed progresses outward from three to 12 feet.
10:45 a.m. Heads to short-game area. Hits a series of 20-yard shots, messing with different spins and trajectories.
11:15 a.m. Heads to range. Hits driver for several minutes.
11:21 a.m. Finishes range session with several wedge shots, varying length and target.
11:24 a.m. Heads back to practice green. Rolls putts, mostly varying length, break and speed.
11:42 a.m. Walks to tee, peruses snack offerings.
11:44 a.m. Takes several full swings, testing range of motion.
11:49 a.m. Wishes playing partner Abraham Ancer well. Hits tee shot down the fairway.