CHASKA, Minn. – One of the Americans’ most memorable moments from an otherwise forgettable trip to Gleneagles was a defiant Patrick Reed, shushing the Scottish crowd during Sunday singles. Callaway later immortalized Reed’s signature move.
Now playing in his first home Ryder Cup, Reed’s mission isn’t to silence the fans – it’s to rile them up. But how America’s fieriest competitor will do that remains a mystery.
“I have nothing planned,” he said. “It’s going to be just like how it was at Gleneagles. I didn’t have that planned. That’s just the kind of fire and competitiveness that I have in me that just kind of came out, and it just happened to get the crowd going.”
Two years ago, Reed partnered with Jordan Spieth to go 2-0-1 in team play, one of the lone bright spots in what was another American loss. In the same pod this week at Hazeltine, they are likely to be paired together again.