Before Monday evening, there had been only three players in the past 20 years on the PGA Tour to reach four victories before the age of 25.
Their names? Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia.
With his playoff victory over Jimmy Walker at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua's Plantation Course Monday, you can now add 24-year-old Patrick Reed to that prestigious list.
If there's one shot that defined Reed's latest win, it was this 80-yard eagle hole-out on the 16th hole:
Reed trailed Walker by four shots before holing that shot. A birdie at the par-5 18th gave Reed a share of the lead with Walker at 21-under par and when Walker failed to make a lengthy birdie putt, the two went to a playoff, which Reed won playing the 18th hole again -- the first and only hole of the playoff.
Reed talked to PGATour.com about his early success and joining that incredible group of players with four wins before the age of 25.
"I think it's just because I'm stubborn. I don't really care," he said. "I go out there and just kind of focus on my golf game, and I don't really care what anyone else is doing or however anyone else hits the shot. I just know how I can do it, and you know, what works for me and what makes me allows it to be more consistent under pressure."
Reed has been a lightning rod for the last year because of what comes out of his mouth -- the "top-5" comment after his win at Doral; the shushing of the European crowds in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in the fall; and the gay slur in China in November (which he directed at himself and apologized for following that round, saying, "My passion to play well got the best of me and my word choice was unacceptable.").
While in comic-book terms, Reed might be the villain to -- say -- Rory McIlroy's superhero, there's no denying the fact that Reed has established himself as a big-time player.
Monday was just the latest example.