AUGUSTA, Ga. – The most-watched international golf competition is filled with nerves, tension, nonstop competition, and the best from the United States and Europe battling it out. And in the most recent edition, Jaguar alumnus Patrick Reed made his Ryder Cup debut – and established himself as someone looking to stay awhile.
The former All-American and two-time winner on the PGA Tour compiled a 3-0-1 record to lead the United States in points earned and stood as the only American without a loss on his record once the competition was over. He earned plenty of praise for his efforts, such as a story from ESPN’s Bob Harig and more accolades from Sports Illustrated’s Micahel Bamberger.
Reed opened his play teamed with fellow Ryder Cup rookie Jordan Spieth in fourball matches, and the pair destroyed their opposition 5&4. More impressive was in their opening match where they faced Europe’s Ian Poulter – the man known as “The Postman” because he always delivers for the Europeans.
Reed continued delivering the next day, winning 5&3 alongside Spieth over Tomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer. The two struggled in the evening session, halving their match after leading 2-up with six holes to play, but Reed bounced back in the singles round on Sunday, September 28th, 2014, with a 1-up victory over current world No. 5 Henrik Stenson.
He finished the 2014 PGA Tour season ranked 27th in the Official World Golf Ranking, with two victories and eight other top-20 finishes.