KAPALUA, Hawaii – The green jacket for which Patrick Reed was awarded the Masters is never out of sight, hidden in his closet so she can see her in the morning, at the beginning of her day, and just before let him go at night.
"I use it as a motivation to earn more than for the satisfaction of what I've done," he said.
One of the fiercest competitors in golf, if Reed was more motivated, he would ignite. Which might not attract much attention given his scorched earth attitude when it is to express his point of view. There is honesty and brutal honesty, and then there is the madness of the kiss, my-unmentionable, that Reed does not hesitate to express. And that was before he won the Masters of last year with irreproachable precision mixing precision and challenge.
The encouragement for Reed was deafened at the Augusta National Golf Club when he refused to bend. The feeling of this one-shot victory over Rickie Fowler never left Reed for the rest of the year, even though the match that produced this triumph was not re-materialized. But just before coming to Maui for the Sentry Champions Tournament, Reed finally sat down and watched a replay of this magical Sunday.
"Being able to reflect on the subject during the off season and return to the week by watching a bit of the day was great because I did not see any part of the final until this off season," he said. Reed Wednesday at Kapalua Resort. . "To be able to see some of it and just know what I was thinking and watch me take golf pictures. I have learned a lot about this sport and try to follow it and try to use it. Different situations, different moments of my life during the year and different parts of golf. "
Winning here in 2015 when he beat Jimmy Walker in the playoffs, Reed could probably use a well-being balm. The winner of the PGA Tour, six times world champion, has experienced a tumbling fall. This idea made him smile, when the subject was approached.
He fought in the Ryder Cup in Paris – and he was obviously not alone – but his role as spiritual leader of the American team had a hard blow after a flat performance with Tiger Woods in team play, before being disturbed by some critical remarks it did not reflect well its former sidekick, Jordan Spieth, and had to make hair of Woods and his American captain Jim Furyk.
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Essentially, he said it was not his decision to break up his relationship with Spieth, who gave the impression of not being able to play with Woods, 14-times major winner of his 80th tour won last week at the Tour Championship. .
The 28-year-old Texan was not going to apologize.
"The most important thing is that I've always wanted to be very, very real to who I am and I'm very passionate about my country, passionate about golf," he said. "And some people will like that, others will not. It is impossible to please everyone in this world. I mean it's just not, it's just not going to happen. You just need to stay true to your personality, play golf and live as you and your family feel best, and I feel we are doing it very well and we just have to keep doing what I do and continue to play, hopefully, at a better golf course. "
Reed has only been ranked among the top 10, at the HSBC Champions, since he ran at the US Open in June and placed fourth. Missing this event last year because he had not won in 2017 was disappointing as he had finished first, second and T-6 in his last three appearances.
The planting class is reserved for bombers, but Reed finds a way to find it by pulling. He has never failed to draw at par or better in 16 rounds.
"I just feel that it involves some kind of creativity you need to play like in Augusta," said Reed. "Play golf rather than swing. And for me, out of season, it is very important to play the golf swing to master the technique and get the fundamentals where I want it. And then, my first event, coming back to a place like this, where I can literally go straight to golf, just playing golf shots, it fits perfectly into my wheelhouse. "
Augusta is not always far from his mind. Well Named. He has already finalized his Champions Tour menu, although he has mentioned so many different options that he has started to look like an all-you-can-eat buffet.
"I want to please everyone," he proposed. "It's not fair to me, it's for all the previous champions and everyone, and I want everyone to have a good time."
So this time, Patrick Reed may be able to please everyone.