Patrick Reed Explains That Team USA Ryder Cup Drama Is ‘Put To Bed’ As Presidents Cup Approaches
Patrick Reed has done some really great things while representing the United States in team events, but he’s also had some questionable decisions and remarks about the team off the course.
He’ll have a chance to represent his country at the Presidents Cup in December after Tiger Woods selected him for the team earlier this month with one of his four captain’s picks, but we can’t look ahead without looking back at what went down at the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris.
If you don’t remember what happened after the Europeans dominated the Americans 17.5 – 10.5, Reed sounded off at captain Jim Furyk and teammate Jordan Spieth. Essentially, Reed was under the assumption that Spieth didn’t want to be paired with him, which was a surprise given their past success together prior to the event, and instead, Reed played with Tiger Woods. Other reports suggested Reed essentially begged to play with Tiger, which made his complaints even more curious.
With that wound seemingly still open ahead of the first major team event since the incident, Reed put those rumors and that drama to bed when speaking to the media on Tuesday.
“Tiger and I and all the guys talked after France way before,” Reed said. “That was all put to bed, and we all talked about it. We’ve all moved on, and we’re all just really getting excited for this year and to focus on going out and doing what we’re supposed to do, and that’s to play the best golf we can, win points, and have fun while doing it.”
Reed will be off the hook at the Presidents Cup in some regard seeing as how Spieth didn’t get picked for the team, but that’s not to say some sort of drama won’t come out of the event.
The Presidents Cup will be held at Royal Melbourne in Australia Dec. 9-15. The U.S. has won 10 of the last 12 (10-1-1) and retained the Cup 19-11 back in 2017.