Captain Controversy Patrick Reed keeps on winning
Alex Myers discusses Patrick Reed’s latest big win, which came just days after he was called out for cheating by Brooks Koepka.
Released on 2/25/2020
[Host] So Patrick Reed won a big golf tournament,
which in a vacuum isn't too surprising.
But when you consider all the questions
swirling around him when he did it,
Well, that's not too surprising either.
Criticize Patrick Reed all you want,
but it's not going to bother him.
Reed won the WGC-Mexico Championship,
just days after basically being called a cheater
by one of golf's biggest stars Brooks Koepka,
and by one of golf's most respected voices,
in addition to the golf ball going further at high altitude,
it's also easier to shush the haters.
Koepka said on PGA Tour Sirius XM Radio,
that Reed was building sand castles
during the infamous Bahamas bunker incident in December.
And Kostis told No Laying Up
that Reed's rule breaking goes way beyond
that Hero World Challenge,
and that he's seen Reed improve his lie
up close and personal four times.
Note to self,
do not tick off Koepka or Kostis.
But none of this seemed to bother Reed,
he deflected questions about the situation all week,
then showed up to Club de Golf Chapultepec on Sunday
dressed in all black,
and buried an impressive field.
It was basically a remake of
Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
And what a week it was in Mexico City,
that electric first tee announcer
riled up the galleries.
Rory McIlroy blew people's minds
by sharing his stock yardages,
including that he can carry a 4-Iron 272 yards.
And Bryson DeChambeau had a towel guy
for his laser putting practice,
because he's Bryson DeChambeau.
But in the end Patrick Reed,
pulling a Patrick Reed,
was the story.
He now has two World Golf Championships
to go with his two FedEx Cup Playoff titles,
and of course a Green Jacket.
Reed has now won eight times
on the PGA Tour,
while also being a Ryder cup Hero,
all before turning 30.
It's an incredible resume,
even if Captain America
has morphed into captain controversy.
To be clear,
I'm not giving Reed credit for being resilient
and overcoming adversity.
He created this mess
with questionable actions
that allegedly go back to his time in college.
But I am impressed by his ability
to close out golf tournaments.
Like him or not,
golf's number one villain
is going to be in the mix on Sundays
for a long time.