PATRICK Reed could be forgiven for having an epic night on the sauce after one of the most heroic Ryder Cup performances in recent memory.
After all, Reed contributed a total of 3.5 points to Team USA’s 17-11 victory over Europe at Hazeltine, courtesy of victories in the Friday foursomes (with Jordan Spieth), Saturday afternoon four-ball and Sunday singles (against Rory McIlroy) as well as a half point in the Saturday morning foursomes.
But the 26-year-old didn’t party like a superstar golfer in his mid-20s, choosing to avoid post-Ryder Cup beverages in Minnesota. The reason? This time last year, when he was a part of the American side which downed the Internationals in the Presidents Cup, Reed drank so much that Sunday night in Korea that he couldn’t even pack his bags to get on the team plane back to the US.
Yet it sounds like Reed learned his lesson in celebrations. In this funny clip from his interview Monday on the Dan Patrick Show, Reed admits to celebrating a little too much after the US win at the 2015 Presidents Cup:
It’s not a choice that’d go down well with Aussie sports fans. But after his efforts in the 41st edition of the biggest teams event in world golf, the American fans will pretty much let him do anything.
Meanwhile, Spieth and teammate Phil Mickelson probably had a few ‘quiet’ ones: