No drinking for Reed during Ryder Cup celebration

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The champagne was flowing shortly after the U.S. clinched victory at the Ryder Cup, and Patrick Reed was among several players who helped shower American fans with a little bubbly.

According to Reed, though, that was the extent of his celebratory drinking.

Reed was the emotional backbone of the U.S. squad at Hazeltine, and his 3.5 points were more than any other American. His career Ryder Cup record now sits at an impressive 6-1-2, with the latest point coming in a hard-fought singles' victory over Rory McIlroy in the most electric match of the weekend.

Although his teammates had plenty to drink, including during the post-round press conference, Reed told the Dan Patrick Show that he kept things dry in the hours following the American win to avoid the ill effects he felt last year in Korea:



"I actually didn't have anything to drink last night, which is shocking," Reed said. "I made the mistake at Presidents Cup to have a good time with all the guys, and the next day, like the morning and the next day, I could barely pack. I had a headache."

Reed said Monday his voice had started to recover from the toll inflicted by his various birdie screams and crowd-inciting cheers. But the late-night celebration, which largely came as a result of his strong play throughout the week, went on without him.

"I'm a lightweight as it is," he said. "I was just like, 'You know what guys, I'm not doing it this week.'"