Patrick Reed has shown what he’s all about in the wake of this latest U.S. Ryder Cup loss to the European side.
Patrick Reed is all about Patrick Reed.
If you want to find the cancer in the U.S. team room, look no further.
Reed obviously never heard the old adage: “There’s no ‘me’ in ‘team.'”
The problem with Reed is that he made this Ryder Cup all about him.
He went public, crying that Jordan Spieth didn’t want to play with him. And yeah, you’re right Patrick but it wasn’t that Spieth DIDN’T want to play with you, he’s close friends with Justin Thomas from the time they were junior golfers and he wanted to play with J.T. more than he wanted to play with you. Period.
But no, Reed wouldn’t let it go, even thought they paired him with Tiger Woods, a player he idolizes so much that he steals Tiger’s trademark final round red shirt and black pants and wears them himself for the final day at tournaments.
That takes a lot of nerve in and of itself. So you’d think Reed would be ecstatic playing with Woods.
When things didn’t go his way — he went 0-2 with Woods and benched in the other two matches — he put it out there when it was over.
So did his wife, who also started a feud with Jay Coffin of the Golf Channel.
Nice, very nice, nice for team unity. But then again, it showed what the Reeds are all about.
Coffin made this Twitter observation on Reed’s play with Woods:
“I’m sure I’m missing something, but I just don’t recall anyone EVER playing as poorly as Patrick Reed just did in that Ryder Cup match with Tiger Woods. It was unspeakably awful.”
To which Justine Reed made this reply on her Twitter account:
“Wow. And you’re the Editor of @GolfChannel Doesn’t surprise me. He didn’t hit many fairways today, but many didn’t. He made sure he scrambled. First day, he made 5 birdies, and hit a ton of fairways, and sat the afternoon. I guess this is where the hate comes from @GolfChannel.”
So yes, both the Reeds have made a huge stink of this.
What most likely irked Patrick more was he fact that the Spieth-J.T. team was the most successful U.S. pair. They went 3-1.
Reed still wouldn’t let it go after the matches were done, he kept pissing and moaning to the point where it’s doubtful anyone will really want to play with him in future Ryder Cups.
And people should quit calling him “Captain America.”
He’s not out there for America, he’s out there for himself.
Plain and simple, couldn’t be more obvious.