Reed still considers he's Captain America: "3-0 in Ryder Cup singles"

Patrick Reed bigs himself up a little more...

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Thu, 29 Nov 2018


Patrick Reed may have caused a number controversial moments at this year's Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, but he still believes he deserves to be labelled as 'Captain America' when it comes to golf's biennial event.


Reed - who won his singles match 3&2 over Tyrrell Hatton but lost both his fourballs matches alongside Tiger Woods - sounded off on both captain Jim Furyk and former playing partner Jordan Spieth, who partnered with Justin Thomas instead.

"For somebody as successful in the Ryder Cup as I am, I don’t think it’s smart to sit me twice," Reed said of Furyk's decision  during the Ryder Cup in Paris back in September.

On being separated from a partnership with Spieth, which had proven successful at the 2016 Ryder Cup, Reed said: "The issue’s obviously with Jordan not wanting to play with me. I don’t have any issue with Jordan. When it comes right down to it, I don’t care if I like the person I’m paired with or if the person likes me as long as it works and it sets up the team for success."

Ahead of this week's Hero World Challenge, the Masters champion was quizzed as to whether his comments and controversy from the Ryder Cup had tainted his 'Captain America' persona at all.

“No, still 3-0 in [Ryder Cup] singles,” said Reed.

“It’s something that I love and cherish and hopefully will continue playing really good golf when I represent the country and keep on bringing it in those events. Being 3-0 in singles is something cool because you always want to feel like you can be counted on toward the end, especially during a Ryder Cup.”



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