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

Transcript

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