Patrick Reed made to look foolish after his cocky reaction to European crowd
He is the man we love to hate...
The Ryder Cup is in full swing now and as expected USA golfer Patrick Reed is playing up to his role as the pantomime villain.
Reed made headlines around the world two years ago when he repeatedly goaded fans over the course of the famed tournament, and by all accounts we will be getting much of the same in 2018.
The controversial American antics started during the opening ceremony, antagonising the European crowd when he was introduced.
Patrick Reed is already antagonizing European fans... 🤫🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Iu6pTcRV9H
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) September 27, 2018
Paired with Tiger Woods for the opening fourballs, Reed and Woods found European duo Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood in tantalising form.
With the round all square at the 15th. Reed tried a risky shot but ended up in water to effectively hand the match to the European pair, which halted a potential USA whitewash on Day One of the tournament.
Europe took the spoils 3&1.
After the round, Reed didn't do much to endear himself to golf fans, forgetting the most unique thing about the Ryder Cup, it is a TEAM GAME.
Speaking about the round, Reed highlighted his good form, but stated he could not speak for TEAMMATE, Tiger Woods.
"I think the biggest thing is I felt like... I can't speak for Tiger, but my game, I feel like I was hitting the ball off the tee really well.
"On top of it, I felt like I was in control kind of my golf swing. Biggestthing is we've just got to make some putts and just make a little bit bigger and better decisions."
Day Two didn't go much better for the American pair as once again they found Molinari and Fleetwood in fantastic form, whilst the two struggled around the course.
Despite a poor showing from the much-maligned American he still had time to goad European fans. Reed hit his first birdie of the day on the 9th hole, and even though they were losing still found time 'shush' fans before walking to the tenth tee.
First birdie, first shush for Reed as he looks to fight back from 1-down to Fleetwood-Molinari with Tiger. pic.twitter.com/KOaQKO4Oqv
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) September 29, 2018
After his tee shot at the 15th, Reed appeared to get frustrated and exclaimed 'Motherf***er' as the ball flew through the air and towards the rough.
Not very Captain America like, we must say.
— Chad Hamilton 🇺🇸 (@Alryt_Hamilton) September 29, 2018
It proved to be an awful Day Two for Patrick Reed as he hit the water three times, and hit one more out of bounds. Woods was forced to carry him through another tough round. Himself and Woods eventually fell to a 4&3 defeat.
'Captain America' needs to come out firing in the singles tomorrow in order to justify his bad-boy antics.