Teams with problems typically have at least one of them.
We’re referring to the dreaded “malcontent.” Malcontent as in that selfish player who puts his own interests above those of his team.
Patrick Reed is one of those.
Reed threw everyone under the bus at the end of the Ryder Cup matches in Paris, where the U.S. was sounding defeated by Europe.
All Reed could do was gripe about not being paired with Jordan Spieth. He wasn’t even happy playing with Tiger Woods, the man Reed claims is his golf-idol.
Reed played so poorly with Woods that Tiger had saddle-burns on his back.
So down at Albany last week, El Tigre took some time to have a little private chat with Reed. Wouldn’t it have been interesting to eavesdrop on that tete-a-tete?
It made a lot of sense because Woods is the team captain for next year’s Presidents Cup matches in Australia and it makes sense that he just might try to get Reed to quit complaining and fall in line with the rest of the team — regardless of who he is paired with.
Tiger kept this one close to the vest.
What they said in Albany, stayed in Albany.