Reed-ing The Greens At Doral
By Torleif Sorenson on 3/10/14
Patrick Reed just keeps getting better and better. First, he won the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship on Sunday at Trump National Doral. The "Blue Monster" is fresh off a Gil Hanse redesign.

Second, this is his third victory in his last 14 starts, going back to the Wyndham Champioinship in Greensboro, North Carolina last August.

Third, he broke a Tiger Woods record that Tiger can never have back:



But as Ryan Lavner has reported, some people are now in a bit of a lather over Reed's press conference comments:
"I've worked so hard, I've won a lot in my junior career, did great things in (my) amateur career, was 6-0 in match play in NCAAs, won NCAAs two years in a row, got third individually one year, and now I have three wins out here on the PGA Tour.

"I just don't see a lot of guys that have done that, besides Tiger Woods, of course, and, you know, the other legends of the game. It's just one of those things, I believe in myself and — especially with how hard I've worked — I'm one of the top five players in the world.

"To come out in a field like this and to hold on wire-to-wire like that, I feel like I've proven myself."
After being questioned about who he feels are the other top five players in the world right now, Reed answered with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell, and Dustin Johnson.

Jason Sobel summed up the situation pretty well:


Reed himself has yet to even play in one of the four men's professional majors, although his three wins put him squarely in the field for the 78th Masters Tournament, which begins on April 10th.

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods continues to be hampered by back spasms. On Sunday, he went into spasm following a bunker shot from an awkward stance at the 6th hole. Unlike last week, Woods was able to finish the tournament, but said afterward what is preparation will be for the Masters Tournament — and if he might withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational in order to prepare for Augusta.


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[ comments ]
legitimatebeef says:
Jason Sobel is a douche. Tor normally I wouldn't criticize your content but that guy should be quoted by nobody.
3/10/14
 
jpjeffery says:
Something I really hate is when someone says "People complain when but then complain when "

They're different people complaining! The people who don't like the boring press conferences will like comments like Reed's. The people who are complaining about Reed's comments will be the people like, or at least don't mind, the boring ones.
3/10/14
 
jasonfish11 says:
jp

That may be true over in Europe. But here in the greatest country in the world we have a 3rd type of person.

They complain about everything because they are misserable SOB's. Even if their complaint 1 minute is the total opposite of their complaint the next minute.

I blame this on goldie locks. That dumb bitch couldn't just eat free porage, she had to complain about it being too hot or too cold. In my reading of that story the moral is those that complain 66% of the time get eaten by a bear.
3/10/14
 
GolfSmith7 says:
Talk is cheap, but he's not just talking he is walking the walk too!
3/10/14
 
legitimatebeef says:
I'm the best tubby 23-year old in the game!!

Seriously, stuff like that rubs people the wrong way because sports is the meritocracy. It's the arena where you *don't* have to sell yourself with your mouth. That's such a huge part of the appeal. It's where the loudest shouter doesn't necessarily win, and that is refreshing. Hollow self-aggrandizement is better left in the corporate/business world, politics, hip hop culture, etc.
3/10/14
 
Wes11point5 says:
Beef, golf is the only "sport" (more of a game really) where this type of stuff is frowned upon. All of the other sports are full of guys who will tell you that they are the best (Richard Sherman jumps to mind). It ain't braggin if you can back it up!
3/10/14
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
If you haven't already, please also register your approval or disgust on our poll:

www.oobgolf.com/content/polls/4-7632-Is_Patrick_
3/10/14
 
Duke of Hazards says:
I just thought The Patrick was paying homage to the tournament host.
3/10/14
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
DoH: 1000 points. Great joke.
3/10/14
 
falcon50driver says:
Politeness is a thing of the past in a lot of areas. Can you imagine Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer spouting about how great they are?
3/10/14
 
slimpks1850 says:
Reed's confident in his ability & isn't afraid to say it. GOOD FOR HIM. You don't like it turn your hearing aid down.
3/10/14
 
slimpks1850 says:
I'd just like to add - this is suppose to be a sport. 1 winner. It's nice to see someone say the equivalent to - "We have 1 goal & to achieve it we have to play in the Superbowl"

Nothing better for the sport to have young talent shoot for the top & be so bold (gasp) to say it.
3/10/14
 
Ianinho says:
Well if you literally mean 'Right now' then he is the best player in the world.
3/10/14
 
Trip says:
I like my sports stars humble.
3/10/14
 
Backquak says:
In a game where self confidence is so important, how can anyone not say what Patrick said??? I think he really played it down a lot. If they interviewed me after I had done what he has, then they would really know what Cocky sounds like. I'd be like Muhammad Ali...
3/10/14
 
srogers13 says:
If he was really wanting to rub his success in people's faces, he would also point out how he married way above his paygrade.
3/10/14
 
DougE says:
Can you imagine someone like Steve Stricker or Fred Couples responding to a question like that had either of them just won 3 tournaments in a short period....or Jimmie Walker, who just did? It's just immaturity. He's 23 with no real tour or life experience. Some people don't learn to be humble until they realize how awful they sound acting full of themselves.
3/10/14
 
mmontisano says:
"You can tell people you're good at something. But if you're really good, people will tell you."

what this punk is failing to realize, is that EVERYONE on the PGA tour feels the same way. "if i'm playing at my best, i'm tough to beat."

hell, even we hacks tell ourselves that. that's why we keep playing this game.
3/11/14
 
slimpks1850 says:
I want my ice cream vanilla - not my sports/entertainment.
3/11/14
 
jasonfish11 says:
Maybe its just a personality flaw I have but I can't find anything wrong or offensive about his statement.
3/11/14
 
Jattruia says:
I really don't find any issue with it either. It's kind of refreshing. The kid was juiced up from a huge win, and gave an honest interview. If he's walking around the clubhouse talking like this, that's another thing. But in the moment, at a time like this, i'd rather hear this than the scripted BS the other players give you.
3/11/14
 
slimpks1850 says:
I heard he paid for one of those planes to write it in the sky as well.
3/11/14
 
mmontisano says:
it would be different if he had just won a major in blowout fashion, but he hasn't even played in a major yet. Tiger has more wins in this very event than this kid has in his career. he's just running his mouth and it shows poor sportsmanship and little respect for his peers.
3/11/14
 
falcon50driver says:
He did ask me to write it in the sky for him , but I declined, I told him that would be tacky.
3/11/14
 
GBogey says:
Maybe a little cocky, I think/hope he meant to say that he could be a top 5 player. However, another way to look at it is this - in the past 12 months there have been 4 major winners, one 5 time winner on the PGA Tour, one 3 time PGA Tour winner, and one three time PGA Tour winner including a WGC. Seems to be top 6 or 7.
3/12/14
 
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