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                 === Reed hangs on to win Humana Challenge ===
 
 La  Quinta, CA  (SportsNetwork.com) - After three record-setting days, Patrick
 Reed  managed  a 1-under 71  on Sunday and  hung on for  a 2-stroke win at the
 Humana Challenge.
 
 Reed  finished at 28-under-par  260. He had set the tour record for lowest 54-
 hole  score in  relation  to  par after  starting  the  tournament with  three
 straight 63s.
 
 The victory was Reed's second on the PGA Tour. He led by seven at the start of
 the  final round, and his winning margin of two strokes was the closest anyone
 got in the final round on the Palmer Private Course at PGA West.
 
 "I  told  my caddie I'm  not watching scoreboards  until the back nine. That's
 when  I would change  my game plan if needed," Reed stated. "I felt like I got
 off to a great start today. Once I got to back nine, I kind of coasted."
 
 Ryan  Palmer grabbed second place at 26-under 262 after a final-round 63. Zach
 Johnson, who won the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, fired a 10-under 62 to
 soar  into a  share of third place  at minus-25. He was joined there by Justin
 Leonard, who closed with a 65.
 
 Brian  Stuard also shot 65 on Sunday to grab fifth at 24-under 264. Bill Haas,
 the  2010 winner, posted a 5-under 67. He ended alongside Brendon Todd (69) in
 sixth at minus-23. Chad Collins fired a 65 to take eighth at 22-under 266.
 
 Reed  converted a 13-foot birdie effort on the second to maintain his 7-stroke
 lead. After a pair of pars, he missed the green at the par-3 fifth and chipped
 to nine feet.
 
 Last  year's Wyndham Championship winner 2-putted for bogey from there and his
 lead  was  suddenly five ahead  of Leonard and  Todd. Both players had birdied
 three in a row from second, but Todd also bogeyed the fifth.
 
 Reed bounced back with a 2-putt birdie on the par-5 sixth. He missed the green
 on  the seventh and  that bogey trimmed his lead to four over Todd. Reed again
 erased that mistake with a short birdie putt on the eighth.
 
 Around  the  turn, Reed came up  well short of  the 10th green on his approach
 from a fairway bunker. That led to another bogey and Reed's lead was four.
 
 At  the par-5 11th, Reed 2-putted for birdie to stay four clear of Leonard and
 Todd,  who both birdied the same hole. Reed's tee shot on the par-3 12th found
 a greenside bunker.
 
 He  blasted out,  but his ball hung up  in the rough. Reed got up and down for
 bogey  from there. His lead was three at that point. As he parred the next two
 holes, Johnson climbed within two as he birdied the final five holes.
 
 Reed's tee shot on the par-3 15th bounced out of the rough and onto the green.
 He  poured in a 17-foot birdie putt there to extend his lead back to three. He
 closed with three straight pars to seal the win.
 
 "You  can get  in trouble  if you  get too  aggressive out  here," Reed  said.
 "Sundays  are a little  harder and I wanted to post a decent number, and I did
 enough today."
 
 Palmer  started the final  round 10 strokes off the lead. He started his climb
 with  birdies on the second and fifth. Three birdies in a 4-hole span from the
 eighth moved Palmer to 22-under.
 
 The  three-time  PGA Tour  winner notched  back-to-back birdies  at 14 and 15.
 Palmer drained a 16-foot eagle try at the last to end two back.
 
 NOTES:  Reed earned $1,026  million for the victory ... Reed moved to 2-0 when
 owning  at  least a  piece of  the 54-hole  lead ...  He joins Johnson, Henrik
 Stenson  and Jimmy  Walker as the players with multiple wins since last year's
 Wyndham  Championship ...  Reed joined Rik Massengale as the only two wire-to-
 wire  winners of  this event ... Ken  Duke had a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th
 ... After nine 63s, Johnson's final-round 62 was the low round of the week ...
 The  tour  heads to La  Jolla next week for  the Farmers Insurance Open, where
 world No. 1 and defending champion Tiger Woods makes his season debut.
 
 
 01/19 19:57:24 ET