Patrick Reed went Bo Jackson and snapped a club over his leg during a brutal 18th hole at the US Open on Friday at Pebble Beach.
Reed was on the par-5 18th and drove into the right rough to start the hole off on a bad note. He was able to get out of the rough but overshot the green on his fourth shot and wound up back in the rough. He tried to chip it out from there but muffed it, got stuck in the rough again, and immediately snapped his wedge.
Patrick Reed wants to make certain that you know he won the Masters.
Since winning the Masters last weekend to capture his first career major, Reed has been wearing his green jacket everywhere. He’s worn it to a New York Knicks game, to a Chick-fil-A drive through, to a Houston Astros game, and on Sunday night, he wore it to a Houston Rockets playoff game.
Winning the Masters was the greatest athletic achievement of Reed’s life, so of course he’s proud of it. But the bravado is getting old for some who prefer to see their star athletes be more humble. Then again, that kind of confidence is part of what makes Reed so successful on the course, so he’s probably ignoring the haters. After his wife was scrutinized for her Masters outfit, it’s fitting that Reed is now being questioned about his clothes.
Patrick Reed wasted no time capitalizing on his Masters fame.
The Masters champion attended Monday night’s Cleveland Cavaliers-New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden and had some courtside seats. He was seated next to comedians Chris Rock and Aziz Ansari and did his sponsor Nike a solid by wearing one of their hats.
Patrick Reed won the Masters on Sunday, which meant there was a lot of camera time for his wife, Justine.
Justine used to be Patrick’s caddie and often serves as a consultant for him, going over gameplans for courses. She’s clearly an extremely valuable member of Reed’s golf team. But her outfit of choice during the championship round on Sunday drew attention — and lots of the same jokes. Many folks on Twitter compared her green and purple outfit to Barney the cartoon dinosaur.
On Sunday, Reed finally had a spot towards the bottom of Nike’s golf athletes. He was listed below Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Alex Noren, Francesco Molinari, Thomas Pieters, Kevin Chappell and others.
Patrick Reed kept it together the entire weekend and pulled it out on Sunday at the Masters champion, and now he is receiving all the recognition he has earned. Even Houston Texans star JJ Watt shouted out Reed for winning the Masters:
Holding it down for H-Town @PReedGolf!!! Congrats Champ!
Reed shot a final round 71 to finish the tournament at 15 under. He held off a charge from Jordan Spieth in the final round, as Spieth shot a 64 to come into top 3 contention. Rickie Fowler ended up finishing second, behind Reed by a shot.
Nick Faldo waited until the very last second to break out one of the most bizarre announcers calls in golf history as the Masters came to a close on Sunday.
Patrick Reed won the first major championship of his career by posting a score of 15-under for the tournament, which was one stroke better than Rickie Fowler. With Fowler in the clubhouse at 14-under, Reed needed a par on the 18th hole to capture the green jacket. As he was waiting to putt, Faldo quoted the song “Radioactive” from the band Imagine Dragons.
Patrick Reed does not think that he has any sort of home course advantage playing at the Masters.
Reed played part of his college career at nearby Augusta State, which means he could be considered somewhat of a local favorite at Augusta National. But he doesn’t think that is the case. He was asked after his round on Saturday whether he has an advantage and said no.
“No, because even though you went to school here, you don’t get to play here. You only play here once a year, and the golf course is completely different from when we play,” Reed told CBS.
“I think the biggest thing is just the amount of times I’ve played here throughout the other tournaments in the past. I’ve learned a lot from it. I’m more comfortable with it. That’s the biggest thing around here is you have to be comfortable with the golf course, you have to comfortable with how you’re playing. I’m feeling comfortable with everything.”
Reed kept up his hot play on Saturday. He shot a 67 in the third round, which followed the 66 he shot on Friday and his 69 from Thursday. He is 14 under for the tournament and leads Rory McIlroy by three strokes entering the final round. And no, Reed, will not be wearing red on Sunday after a directive from Nike.
Rory McIlroy may need to make up three strokes against Patrick Reed in the final round of the Masters, but he’s not worried. McIlroy says that all the pressure is on Reed entering Sunday’s final round.
“This is my first final group here since 2011 and I feel like I learned an awful lot from that day. Hopefully all that I did learn seven years ago I can put into practice. So I’m really excited to go out there, show everyone what I got, show Patrick Reed what I’ve got. All the pressure’s on him tomorrow. He went to August State, he’s got a lot of support here. I’m hoping to come in and spoil the party,” McIlroy told CBS after his round on Saturday.
McIlroy shot a 7-under 65, tying with Rickie Fowler for the low score of the day. He’s 11 under for the tournament after shooting a 69 in the first round and 71 in the second round before Saturday’s 65. He’s certainly well within range of being able to take home his first green jacket.
The 28-year-old has won three of the four majors and just needs the Masters to complete the career grand slam. His best career finish at the Masters was when he was fourth in 2015. In 2011, he entered the final round as the leader but bombed on Sunday and finished tied for 15th. Reed has not won a major during his career.
“They’re doing a new thing where all the players stay in the same kind of story line,” Reed said. “All the players will either be in dark blue or gray, grayish black today and yesterday and then all of us will be in the same color tomorrow and Saturday and Sunday.”
Reed, who signed with Nike in January, is expected to wear pink on Sunday when he will have a full day’s worth of exposure playing in the final pairing with Rory McIlroy. He will enter the final round as the leader through 54 holes, holding an excellent shot at claiming his first major.
There is no word on what color Tiger Woods will wear, though many expect him to be sporting his customary red on Sunday.