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Patrick Reed has yet to post his first top-10 in a major championship, and yet when it comes to his place in American golf history, he sits atop the mountain at the moment.
That is what being a Ryder Cup hero can do for you, especially on a squad that has seen some dark days in recent years. But Reed put on his Superman cape and carried the U.S. on his back, all but willing the Americans to a victory at Hazeltine in one of the event’s more remarkable performances.
Reed was the star, taking down Europe’s top dog in Rory McIlroy during Sunday’s singles competition to set the tone for what turned out to be a U.S. rout, a 17-11 victory that had been a long time in coming.
Throughout that match – and throughout the Ryder Cup – Reed not only hit the shots and made the putts, but he functioned as cheerleader, motivator and just about everything else captain Davis Love III wanted as the U.S. won for just the third time in the last three Ryder Cups.
“The Ryder Cup was amazing,’’ said Reed, who at age 26 has now played in two Ryder Cups and a Presidents Cup and has emerged as one of the top young players in the game. “That was my fourth time representing the country playing on some kind of team event (he did so as an amateur as well) and that was the first one finally at home where I was playing in front of our home crowd.