Patrick Reed 'a hated sportsman'

2015 12 Reed
• Patrick Reed 'one of the world's most hated sportsmen'
The Telegraph has the American on its ten-man list
• Is listed alongside Tyson Fury, Justin Gatlin and Nick Kyrgios

PATRICK REED

Is Patrick Reed one of the world’s ten most hated sportsmen? Well, according to The Telegraph he is.


The 25-year-old was named alongside the likes of Tyson Fury, athletics drug cheat Justin Gatlin and tennis bad-boy Nick Kyrgios on the list, citing his role as Ryder Cup pantomime villain as one of the main reasons.

Reed was brash at Gleneagles but backed that up with his performance over the three days, going unbeaten with 3.5 points from a possible four. And by then, the American’s self-confidence was already evident after he declared himself a ‘top five player in the world’ following his win at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship – which remains to date the biggest win of his career.

The article also cites an expletive-laden rant at himself, yes, himself, which included a homophobic slur at the 2014 WGC-HSBC Champions, for which he apologised immediately afterwards, tweeting: “I’m sorry for using offensive language today in China. My passion to play well got the best of me and my word choice was unacceptable.”

CONTINUES BELOW... 

Volvo World Match Play Championship - Previews

Therefore, it seems incredibly harsh to land Reed in this bracket, especially when compared to those listed above and jockey Kieren Fallon – who was given an 18-month ban for taking a banned substance – rugby league player Gareth Hock – who was banned for two years for cocaine use - and also the likes of cricketer David Warner, rugby union star Quade Cooper, Portuguese footballer Pepe and Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado.

The American took up membership of the European Tour this year, something very few of his highly ranked compatriots have chosen to do, and has let his golf do the talking with top ten finishes in his last four starts, including his runner-up finish at the BMW Masters.

And he’s loving life playing both tours too, as shown by some of these tweets:

Reed1

Reed2

 

Reed3

Patrick Reed :: Hated?


Do you agree that the American is one of the most hated sportsmen in the world? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
IS IT TIME TO ORDER NEW WEDGES? - TaylorMade MG3 review
TaylorMade
play button
THE SIMPLE WAY TO FLUSH YOUR IRONS | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
DO THE TAYLORMADE P790 IRONS LIVE UP TO THE HYPE?
TaylorMade
play button
I TAKE ON THE BEST AMATEUR GOLFER IN SCOTLAND
angus carrick
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Thousands of fake golf clubs seized in China
David Booth a late WD ahead of Get Back To Golf finale
Paul Casey's caddie to take indefinite mental health break
COVID-19: Significant number of tour pros not yet vaccinated
REVEALED - The most popular golf course on Instagram

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Complete your backswing
Watch
play button
How to stop hooking the ball
Watch
play button
Shifting your weight at impact for more power
Watch
play button
Keep rotating through the ball
Watch
See all videos right arrow