The 23-year-old said it’s a massive goal to be a part of the 12-man team, not least because he was a standout match-play performer in college, going 6-0 in the format in leading Augusta State to back-to-back NCAA titles.
Looking ahead, then, which player might Reed want to partner with at Gleneagles?
Here’s a hint: He also wears red and black on Sundays.
“I’d love to play alternate shot with Tiger Woods,” Reed said Sunday, via the Irish Golf Desk. “Why? Best golfer who ever lived. We wear black and red. OK, red, white and blue. But it would definitely be a red shirt that day.
“I feel that with the shot-making he has and the shot-making I have and with our short games, that would be a team that would be extremely hard to beat.”
On Sunday, Reed became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championships event, beating Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson by one shot at Doral. With the victory, Reed became the fifth player to win at least three times on the PGA Tour before his 24th birthday, joining Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy.
“My wife actually calls him my twin star,” Reed said of Woods, according to the report. “I am reckless like he is. I like to go for everything. But at the same time, that’s how we win events; that’s also how we lose events. It’s one of those things that we don’t play scared. That would be pretty fun.”
Reed is currently No. 4 on the Ryder Cup points list. As for Woods? Well, he’s 35th, but here’s guessing that if he’s healthy he’ll be in Scotland.