The men, women and children around the 18th green let out a roar that wasn't, you know, a roar. No, the majority of fans at Augusta National didn't want this decorated product of Augusta State to prevail. Did Team Reed notice? "I definitely feel that way," Karain said of the fans' allegiance. "But that's OK, because sometimes that's motivating, too."
Nobody is quite sure why the golfing public has little use for Reed. Perhaps enough fans have [url=http://www.buccaneersofficialauthentics.com/Authentic-Robert-Mcclain-Jersey]http://www.buccaneersofficialauthentics.com/Authentic-Robert-Mcclain-Jersey[/url] read about his misbehavior in college or have been turned off by his brash and boastful style. (He announced in the spring of 2014 that he was already among the world's top five players.) Perhaps some are aware that Reed has been estranged from his parents, younger sister and other family members for years over issues neither side of the divide will discuss for the record. Bill and Jeannette Reed, Patrick's parents, were expected to watch the Masters in their home only a few miles from Augusta National. They are not welcome at their son's tournaments, majors or minors. Asked if his family's absence made Sunday's triumph bittersweet, Reed said, "I'm just out here to play golf and try to win golf tournaments."
Patrick has been consistently unapologetic about almost everything in his life. "It's not a popularity contest out there," he told ESPN.com in 2014. Around the same time, his old coach at Georgia, Chris Haack, recalled one of his assistants scouting Reed in a high school tournament and returning with this report: "This guy hits it close all day long but never makes anything. If he ever figures out the putter, he's going to be dangerous." Patrick Nathaniel Reed just figured out the putter.
"It's everything we've been working hard for," said Justine, his wife and former caddie. "A lot of people, for a long time, maybe don't say his name as often as they should. That's what I think. I've always thought he's a great player. That's what he did today. He showed his true colors."
As it turned out, Reed's true color was pink, the color of his winning shirt. Reed wore Tiger Woods red on Sundays before his Nike deal gave him a softer look. It was the only thing soft about Reed's game all day. "He didn't let the roars and the crowd really get to him," Karain said. In the end, Patrick Reed quieted them down with his precision and poise. That was his biggest Augusta National victory Sunday -- the sweet sound of silence amid the towering Georgia pines.
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