He wore black pants and a red shirt, his Sunday colors. He took a lead into the final round, quickly expanded it with a pair of birdies and then relied on his short game to keep everyone chasing him. He even played it safe off the 18th tee, caring more about the championship trophy than the final score.

That script for years belonged to Tiger Woods.

Patrick Reed followed it perfectly to win the Cadillac Championship, replacing Woods as the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship event.

"The best player ever to live when I was growing up wore black pants, a red shirt," Reed, 23, said after closing with an even-par 72 for a one-shot win at Doral (Fla.). "I always thought, 'You know, it would be cool to wear black and red coming down on Sunday.' Just happens to be that we both wear it on Sunday now."

Only one of them stood out at the new Blue Monster. Even with Woods only three shots behind and in the group directly in front of him, Reed stretched his lead to four shots at one point until making two bogeys in the final hour. He held off Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson.

Woods said his back flared up after an awkward shot out of the bunker on the sixth hole. He failed to make a birdie in the final round for the first time in his PGA Tour career, and his 78 was his worst Sunday score ever.

"Just let me get through this day, get some treatment and we'll assess it as time goes on," Woods said about his back. He withdrew from the Honda Classic after 13 holes of the final round last week because of back spasms.


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Reed finished at 4-under 284. He earned $1.53 million, pushing his season total over $3 million. Reed, Donaldson and Watson were the only players to finish under par.

"I believe in myself, especially with how hard I've worked," said Reed, who has three wins in 14 starts and should move to No. 20 in the world.. "I'm one of the top five players in the world. I feel like I've proven myself."

Watson, who won at Riviera three weeks ago, closed with a 68 at the overhauled Trump National Doral, finishing with par after blasting through the palms, into the grandstand and back into the rough.

Donaldson wasn't so fortunate. From the 18th fairway he blocked his approach away from the flag and water and into the back bunker. He blasted out to 15 feet and missed the par putt. He closed with a 70.

Woods raised more questions about his health -- and his game -- with the Masters just over a month away. He beaned and bloodied a fan on No. 1. He beaned another fan on No. 3, and followed that with a shot into the water. He said the pain intensified after his bunker shot on the sixth.

"That's what set it off and then it was done after that," he said.

PGA: Chesson Hadley birdied the final two holes for a 5-under 67 and a two-shot victory over Danny Lee (68) at the Puerto Rico Open in Rio Grande. Hadley finished at 21-under 267 and earned $630,000 and a two-year tour exemption.

Ladies European: Inbee Park had a 6-under 67 for a five-shot win over Suzann Pettersen (72) in a battle between Nos. 1 and 2 in women's golf at the World Ladies Championship in Haikou, China. Park finished at 24-under 268.

Amateur: Shintaro Ban, a senior at Archbishop Mitty High, beat former Cal star Rick Reinsberg 8 and 7 to win the 97th San Francisco City Championship at Presidio Golf Course. Ban, who'll attend UNLV in the fall, reached the 36-hole final with a 2-up win Saturday over Pleasanton's Ryan Knop, a junior at Foothill High. Livermore's Casie Cathrea won her second straight City title, 10 and 9 over Anna Zhou, a junior at Gunn High.

Staff writer Curtis Pashelka contributed to this report.