Patrick Reed’s new belt buckle is crazy

We all remember Patrick Reed’s #RyderCup moment. Are you buying or selling his #DellMatchPlay belt buckle?

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You may recall Patrick Reed’s infamous shushing of the European crowd during the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gelnneagles. Now, it has turned into somewhat of a signature moment for Reed, who now rocks a belt buckle commemorative of this moment.

Unfortuantely for Reed, he didn’t have much shushing on his mind, after losing to Dustin Johnson at the WGC Dell Match Play who then lost to Louis Oosthuizen. But Reed’s controversial Ryder Cup moment had officially put him on the map as one of golf’s tough guys and the belt buckle certainly reminds everyone of this.

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PGA Tour Pro calls out Patrick Reed for withdrawing

Graham DeLeat is one of the big hitters in golf and apparently has big enough balls to call out his peers.

DeLeat took to Twitter to talk about his disgust with Patrick Reed withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open. Many players stayed in the tournament despite the horrendous weather at Torrey Pines while Reed withdrew which is why DeLeat was upset.

Here are more tweets from DeLeat on Reed’s withdrawal.

Things changed a little bit after as he then gave those a pass for those who would have withdrawn on the Monday round.

Brandt Snedeker ended up winning the Farmers Insurance Open without hitting a single shot. As for Reed, he has not responded to DeLeat’s tweets.

Reed is a four time winner on the PGA Tour but was voted as the second most disliked player amongst his peers in a poll by ESPN. Bubba Watson received the most votes while Rory Sabatinni and Robert Allenby finished in third and fourth on the poll.

 

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Europe wins Ryder Cup yet again, why US has bright future

Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler

Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler

On Sunday, the European squad once again proved why they are the world’s most powerful golf continent. They beat the US squad 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 in what at first looked like it was going to be a back and forward battle but in the end, the Euros pulled away. The singles matches’ battle between Rory Mcilroy and Rickie looked to be one for the ages but it turned out that Rory was too much for Rickie.

Rickie had a great round and still lost by a few holes thanks to Rory’s 64 on the Sunday round. There were other Sunday that looked to be interesting as well. Those being Furyk/Garcia, Spieth/McDowell (Which didn’t disappoint), Reed/Stenson (Also was good), and Kaymer/Watson seemed like it might of had potential but I thought Bubba just wasn’t playing well all weekend.

If it was the Bubba that won two Masters titles then it would have been just as good of a battle as Fowler/Mcilroy and would have been an instant classic. Arguably, the highlight of the day was Kaymer’s hole out to beat Watson and help seal the Cup once again for their eighth title in 10 events.

Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker all shined for the Americans however but it just wasn’t enough. The Euro stars showed up and Gleneagles proved to be a great course layout for the golfers.

Scotland also did a wonderful job of once again proving why it is the “Home of Golf” and was just the perfect fit for the game’s most intense tournament. The crowds were loud and proud as expected.

The Ryder Cup crowds never disappoint and they came out yelling like they were at a soccer match or college football game and the seats were filled with blue/yellow and red/white/blue. To be honest, I didn’t really catch the TV coverage but I did hear it on the radio and I thought their coverage was outstanding.

They had a full golf broadcasting team of all-stars and they did such a great job of reeling me in to the action that was on the course. I know some like to underestimate golf on the radio but it’s one of best coverages you’ll get in sports. Listening to The Masters and the Ryder Cup on the radio is quite a treat.

The roars of the crowds are louder, the broadcasters are much more intense and you can hear the smack of the clubs so well. They did an excellent job of painting the picture of what the players are seeing and feeling. Although the Americans lost, there’s still a lot of things to feel excited about moving forward into the next Ryder Cup.

Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth clearly proved that they’re the young rising stars in American golf, Jimmy Walker just looks to get better and better and a guy like Matt Kuchar is in his prime. The future is bright with all of these talented players coming out of college and the Web.com Tour.

Not only that but the old school players are still kickin’ it like Jim Furyk who had an incredible year from a statistical standpoint. If you just went by his numbers, he was by far the best player on that US squad and not a bad player to have at all. He can still dial it in from afar and can hit soft, yet beautiful tee shots that land in the fairway.

Rickie Fowler is the young face of American golf right now. He is to the US what Rory is to Europe and with his unbelievable display at the majors despite not winning, that’s something to feel good about.

Bubba Watson who for a short time looked like he might have been the new face of American golf with his amazing Masters displays the last few years but recently he’s been quiet, at least on the course. He still gets major attention but hasn’t played very well lately unfortunately because Bubba is one of the funnest players to watch on Tour which solidifies his major popularity.

Still a good sign for the Americans regardless because if Bubba can play like he does at The Masters then he’s one of the most dangerous players in the world. I can’t say enough about the kids, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.

Both very mature for their ages and just go out their and give it their all. As much as Patrick can get under people’s skin a little bit, he’s not even close to a bad dude. Do you hear anything bad about him off the course? Nope. He’s always cool to the media, gives intelligent answers and just goes out their and plays golf.

He also has a bit of fire to him as well which is awesome. Jordan, we already know he’s a good dude. Although kinda quiet, he goes out their and rips you to shreds. He kinda has the attitude of a young Jason Dufner. Cool, calm and collected, for the most part.

Fowler, Reed and Spieth are America’s big three young guns and I feel Fowler is the perfect leader of the three because he is one of the classiest guys in all of golf and handles himself so well. He’s also just a fun guy to talk to as well.

I see Rickie as like an older brother to Reed and Spieth (Although Reed is only a year younger) because of the experience Rickie has already gained. He just finished his second Ryder Cup already and it wouldn’t shock anybody if he was selected again in 2016. Who knows, by that time, he’ll probably have a couple of majors under his belt.

Matt Kuchar just keeps getting better and has an incredible attitude on the course. He doesn’t let things faze him, he puts a smile on and keeps going and then he kicks your butt. If there’s anybody who’s an inspiration when it comes to his attitude, it’s a guy like Kuch and a guy like Zach Johnson who some consider “THE nicest guy in all of golf” and both play very well. Once Zach is in the zone, his clubs turn into lazers as accurate as he can be.

Jimmy Walker who has had a couple of very solid years is definitely in his prime plus he has the experience to go along with it. J-Walk can be one of those rare all-around players when he’s zoned in out on the course. Can’t expect anything less from Jimmy in the coming years, look to see him win some more.

Keegan is Keegan. He’s been somewhat quiet but as young as he is, don’t be surprised to see him join the young studs like Spieth, Reed, and Fowler. Heck, Keegan is the only one of the four to have won a major so far (Won the PGA Championship as a ROOKIE)! So, there’s no doubt Keegan will be fine.

Can’t forget about guys like the always entertaining Billy Horschel who a lot and I mean A LOT of people thought should have been selected to the Ryder Cup team but he’s a guy who I feel can be a monster for the Americans in future Ryder Cups.

Chris Kirk, who arguably has one of the most beautiful looking golf swings in the world is also a guy to look out for. He literally took down the world’s best in Rory Mcilroy in the FedEx Cup playoffs and that alone speaks volumes. His swing is so pure that it seems like he could nail every fairway and green. I think the world may start getting used to Chris Kirk’s name pretty soon.

Gary Woodland is another guys who’s played pretty well lately and is a machine on those critical close putts. If he can hit his greens and gets them close, he’ll beat you nine times out of 10.

Overall, the Americans have a lot of positives to look at going into the future. The Ryder Cup team in a couple of years could be one of the best we may see in long, long time. If you’re an American golf fan, you should be very excited about what’s coming because we’re in a time where the young stars are rising while some of the veterans are still in their prime and this is a time we should definitely cherish.

Raise your golf flags America!

Team USA. Lookin'....tough...  Credit: SI.com

Team USA. Lookin’….tough…
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Video: Patrick Reed shushes Euro crowd at Ryder Cup

Ooooh, a little boldness from young buck, none other than “Mr. Top 5” himself, Patrick Reed! After sinking a key putt against the always dangerosu Henrik Stenson, Pat decided to shut the European crowd up by giving them the “shushing” gesture. He was one of the players who was extremely fired up and pumped and it ended up paying off as he defeated the Swede in the Singles matches on Sunday afternoon.

Here’s the video of Reed shutting the crowd up courtesy of GolfChannel.com

Despite Pat Reed’s Horschel/Bradley like energy, the rest of the U.S. squad just couldn’t get it together. Reed, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kucher, and Jimmy Walker proved to be the bright spots for the Americans all weekend.

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Tiger Woods to Miss Second U.S. Open in Six Years, What’s The Future of Golf?

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Tiger Woods will miss his second U.S. Open in six years according to Yahoo Sports. Woods has been battling injuries and the chance of winning a few more major titles are all but out the window with the only hope of at least winning another one in the closest distance than winning the multiple. The U.S. Open will be at the legendary Pinehurst No.2 course where the World Golf Hall of Fame once stood. This was not as much of a shock as the Masters withdrawal since he’s always been a lock to play in the Masters. He’s missed U.S. Opens before plus he was still unsure when he would get back out there to play so this really isn’t a surprise.

”Unfortunately, I won’t be there because I’m not yet physically able to play competitive golf,” Woods said. ”I’d like to convey my regrets to the USGA leadership, the volunteers and the fans that I won’t be at Pinehurst. The U.S. Open is very important to me, and I know it’s going to be a great week.” Woods said according to Yahoo Sports.

Woods has won the U.S. Open three times and missed the British Open and PGA Championship in 2008 while missing the U.S. Open and British Open in 2011. Ironically, his last major victory came at the U.S. Open in 2008 which was one for the ages as Rocco Mediate gave Tiger the biggest test of his life.

It’s unfortunate to see any player get injured like that but there’s a lot of people pressing the Mayday button on golf because the sport’s biggest star isn’t around. We have to realize that the game isn’t about just one player. Yes, I’m sure everyone has a favorite player but if you appreciate great golf from the talent we have today, you wouldn’t think about it and just wish Tiger a speedy recovery and continue to follow the sport anyway and not abandon ship. To me, if you only follow golf because of one guy then you’re not a golf fan. Some say the game will die without Tiger. Yeah, sure it will. That’s why the sport’s been going on for hundreds and hundreds of years with tournament play starting in the late 1800’s.

Golf is going to be fine with or without Tiger. We’ve seen a timeline of terrific golfers from Bobby Jones to Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to Tiger and Phil Mickelson now so what makes us think that we won’t see another great player emerge? Right now, the biggest stars in golf right now might have to be Rory Mcilroy and Bubba Watson with guys like Jimmy Walker and the young talents of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed on the rise not to mention Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson have been playing some of their best golf in their careers. I also feel that the LPGA Tour is getting better and better and college golf is making a push thanks to Golf Channel’s Men’s Championship coverage (Alabama defeated Oklahoma State for back-to-back titles) so golf is going to fine, I just think people got so spoiled from Tiger and Phil that we overlook some of the other great talent that is out there. The ratings? The only people who weren’t watching were casual fans because there is absolutely no way a real golf fan would miss the Masters or the U.S. Opener the Ryder Cup because of no Tiger or Phil.

I’ll be honest, when Anthony Kim was a rising star, I was a HUGE fan. Now he’s been nowhere to be seen for a while with his last big performance being at the British Open in 2011 where he finished tied for 5th. I still love following golf despite his absence because I appreciate ever player that tees it up in the greatest sport in the world and I hope people realize that. Golf is going to be fine and the fact that we still have Tiger and Phil for a while is a plus but we need to understand the sport is in good hands for the future. The only thing I hope is that the game gets more diverse because it would be so cool to see a lot of different cultures come together to celebrate this fantastic game. Yes, there are a diverse amount of fans and journalists but not much with the players so that would be amazing to see because that means the sport will get stronger and stronger and THAT’S what we want to see. Keep your heads up golf fans, this sport is going to be A-OK and even better than that.

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Patrick Reed Hits Shot by Boat That Says “Top Five” After Making Infamous Comment

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This made me laugh big time. Remember when young up and comer Patrick Reed said he was a “top five” player in the world? Well, one of the more ironic things you’ll ever see happened at the RBC Heritage. Reed hit a golf shot in a hazard that’s located next to a boat named “Top Five”. Here’s a pic of the boat.

Courtesy of Golf Digest

Courtesy of Golf Digest

Courtesy of Golf Digest

Courtesy of Golf Digest

Yes, there’s a video too!

So, there you go! Now, I’m not sure if this is a sign that Reed WILL become a top five player or the boat is just making fun of him at laughing at his face. Probably the second choice.

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Patrick Reed: “I’m a top 5 player in the world right now”

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Well, this might be a controversy stirrer for some. Patrick Reed won the WGC Cadillac Championship on Sunday going wire to wire for the victory and afterwards told NBC how great he’s played and where he stands in the golf world.

“I’ve worked so hard, I’ve won a lot in my junior career, did great things in (my) amateur career, was 6-0 in match play in NCAAs, won NCAAs two years in a row, got third individually one year, and now I have three wins out here on the PGA Tour.” Reed said according to GolfChannel.com.

“I just don’t see a lot of guys that have done that, besides Tiger Woods, of course, and, you know, the other legends of the game. It’s just one of those things, I believe in myself and – especially with how hard I’ve worked – I’m one of the top five players in the world.”

Of course the top 5 comment lit up social media like Broadway, the Vegas Strip or Chicago on a summer night. Not to mention the comment where he said not too many guys did what he did might be disrespectful as well. He seems like a pretty nice guy, just those comments were a little too much I mean, your college and junior careers? This is the PGA Tour son! I appreciate his confidence but he’s not top five, not even close. He hasn’t even faced the drama and stress of playing in a major yet. Wait until the Masters come along buddy. Again, seems like a nice guy but he’s young and I guess he let those three wins get to him. Plus, his caddy’s a chick who happens to be his wife so that makes him feel great too I’m sure.

I was listening to a bit of CBS Sports radio and Amy Lawrence even threw him in the same sentence as NFL cornerback Richard Sherman but all she said was “He’s not Richard Sherman but golf’s a gentleman’s game” so it wasn’t a big deal and Amy is a gentle lady so I can understand her comments because she’s full of awesome. Yes, golf is a gentleman’s game and unfortunately we’ve seen some pretty mouthy players over the years including Ian Poulter, Steve Elkington, Rory Sabatinni and Sergio Garcia. Look, y’all are professional golfers making millions of dollars, just shut up and play. As for Patrick Reed, I got two sides of this. I don’t think he’s even close to how the guys I named above are and also, he’s real young as I mentioned and I think over time, that quote will wear down.

In the winner’s conference Sunday, Reed mentioned his personal top five players which included Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell, and Dustin Johnson and of course himself. It’s easy for us to say hey, this guys a total d-bag but again, this is the first time we’ve heard him say something else and very well could be his last and we should most certainly take that into account.

One thing that Patrick can definitely feel goes about is this. He’s only the fifth player behind Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Rory Mcilroy to win three times before the age of 24. Pretty elite if you ask me.

So, what do you think about Patrick Reed’s comments? Cocky? Just really confident? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Also, for fun, since Patrick mentioned his personal top five players, why don’t you name yours? Who are your personal top five players right now?

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