Patrick Reed Apologised to Ryder Cup Teammates
Patrick Reed divides opinion, even among those who play the game alongside him. You can dislike him but you cannot ignore him. He even managed to upset just about the entire US Ryder Cup team last year - that's the same team of which he was a member.
However, during a radio interview on WFAN, Brooks Koepka, the US Open and US Open champion, has revealed that Reed apologised to his teammates.
After the U.S. team’s 17.5-10.5 loss to Europe, Reed spoke his mind in an interview with The New York Times, focusing particularly on captain Jim Furyk’s decision to split up Reed’s successful partnership with Jordan Spieth. A lot of people took exception to his outburst and he found himself ostracised - and not for the first time.
But Koepka is a fan. “I like Patrick, Patrick’s a good dude,” he said. “He just beats to his own drum. He’s very family-oriented, kinda sticks to himself. He’s not out playing practice rounds with a lot of guys. He’s got his wife, his caddie, his team which is kind of around him. And he’s a successful player; he’s good at what he does.”
Koepka revealed that he had been contacted by Reed after the Ryder Cup. “Patrick, funny enough I texted him on the Monday or Tuesday [after the Ryder Cup], I was in Scotland playing and I got a text from him, a group chat, and like he said, ‘Don’t believe everything you read.'”
But Koepka added that Reed followed up with an apology to the U.S. team’s group text. “Obviously the things with Patrick, it just kinda took on a life of its own. We’ve got a group text, and there were some texts that were sent, and he kind of apologised for some things.”
Koepka also set the record straight about the supposed fight he'd had with teammate Dustin Johnson on the flight home from the Ryder Cup. “I think a lot of times, somebody catches wind of something and then they kind of make it their own story, like a game of telephone,” he said. “The stuff with me and DJ, you saw that, and, I mean, if we really got into a fight one of us would have got a black eye, I can promise you that." I texted him on Monday or Tuesday [after the Ryder Cup], I was in Scotland playing and I got a text from him, a group chat, and like he said, ‘Don’t believe everything you read.'”
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