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Patrick Reed hasn’t spoken to Spieth since the Ryder Cup, tells media: “He has my number”

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If you thought that the messy Ryder Cup fallout involving Patrick Reed was a thing of the past, then think again. Ahead of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Reed revealed that neither he nor Jordan Spieth had reached out to each other since the biennial event to clear the air after their relationship appeared to break down at Le Golf National.

When asked to comment on the matter, Reed put the ball firmly in Spieth’s court, stating: “He has my number,” according to the New York Post’s Mark Cannizzaro.

Reed’s issue with Spieth arose in the aftermath of the 2018 Ryder Cup after reports emerged that Spieth no longer wanted to partner Reed in the four-ball or foursomes format. Reed, as well as his wife and mother in law, criticized Spieth following the U.S. teams defeat in Paris, and now Reed has stated how changes to the usual pairings to appease one or two individuals on the side was detrimental to the U.S. team.

“You had to look at the breakdown of all the guys on the team and what was best for the entire team, not just one or two individuals. So you split up Jordan and I, right? Then you split up Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler, who have played great golf together … groupings that had been proven successful in that format. So it was about the team, not one or two individuals.’’

The 28-year-old was criticized heavily for his comments after the event in Paris, where he took shots at both Spieth and captain Jim Furyk. However, Reed believes that the condemnation he received was un-justified, claiming that when Phil Mickelson did similar back in 2014, he received plaudits, before Reed suggested that he is not given a fair shake from the media.

“He did it and got praised. I did it and got destroyed. It all depends on who the person is, obviously.’’

Reed wasn’t done taking a swipe at the media either and claimed that his relationship with Spieth is absolutely fine and that it is the press that has created the perceived friction between the two men, saying: “I have nothing against Jordan, nothing against him at all. That is done by the media, that’s not done by how he or I feel.’’

I think it’s fair to say that we’d all like to hear from Spieth on that one.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. Jon

    Dec 2, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    The only confrontation, if we can call it that these days, takes place on a 5.5″ HD device. Gone are the days when the pros would grasp each other firmly by the throat in the locker room. Anything else is a pale imitation and for hiding behind a 5.5″ screen, read “mummy’s skirt”.

    • stephenf

      Dec 8, 2018 at 10:27 pm

      You can say that again.

      _So_ sick of this guy’s act. Just another a-hole who doesn’t care that he’s known as an a-hole. The game doesn’t need him. At all.

      I would say I don’t understand why people like him who are lucky enough to play a game for a living have to be abrasive and off-putting, like they’re completely confident that people should and will always come out and watch them anyway. Without that interest, there’s no money in the game and he has to do something else for a living. But I actually _do_ know at least part of the reason why they do this: Fans keep coming anyway. Same for the NFL and NBA and other pro sports. No matter what they do, there will always be fans buying tickets and buying products, excusing and defending them for whatever they do, and shouting down anybody who thinks a player should have any standard of behavior at all. I mean, as long as everybody gets their entertainment, right?

      And, as you say, completely free from any fear of having somebody put a fist through their face. Worst that can happen is a little return snark on social media. It explains a lot about the way things are now.

  2. Dave r

    Dec 1, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    So! Austin tell us exactly how you feel.

  3. Charlypie

    Dec 1, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Sour grapes from Reed he spat the dummy out and aggresively made gestures to the eoropean crowd he was crap the first day and Jim Furyk saw this but Reed should not speak against his Capt he should respect the decisions made personally I dont have time for any American egonistic concieted decrepid cant print my nect words of thought

  4. Tom

    Nov 30, 2018 at 1:22 am

    After his immature comments after the Ryder Cup, we ALL have Patrick Reed’s number!

  5. Gunter Eisenberg

    Nov 29, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I wish these guys where in “The Match” instead of Tiger and Phil.

  6. Jose Pinatas

    Nov 29, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    You got to give Patrick props here. He’s not afraid of confrontation and the media keeps asking his opinion on this.
    He’s just telling it how he sees it. I’m sure the media has asked for Jordan to respond, and he probably doesn’t want to say anything, but maybe then goes behind Reed’s back to others talking. IDK just a thought. Point is, too many people nowadays are afraid of confrontation. Obviously Mr.Reed is not, and I like him more because of that.

    • Dan Ramero

      Nov 29, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      Props for confrontation? Seems a bit ridiculous but even if thats your hill – he’s not confronting anyone. He’s commenting to reporters, confrontation would be speaking to Speith directly

      • Jose Pinatas

        Nov 29, 2018 at 4:20 pm

        Props for not being afraid of confrontation is what I said.
        It’s not my hill. I’m not one to jump to confront, I’m not gonna make a mat like in Office Space.
        However I’m not afraid of it like some. Nor am I fearful of a good argument.. Maybe he did speak to Jordan, IDK and either do you.

        • Jose Pinatas

          Nov 29, 2018 at 4:29 pm

          Let me divulge further on my theory here… Reed says he hasn’t talked to Speith.. Maybe he has and maybe he hasn’t. Maybe it’s a ploy, maybe he wants the public to believe he hasn’t talked to Speith.. Maybe he’s a conspiracy geek. Either way. They should mud wrestle…

    • Johnny Penso

      Nov 29, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      If Reed truly wasn’t afraid of confrontation, you wouldn’t be reading this story. He’d have called or gotten in touch with everyone directly, aired things out and been done with it. The fact that he’s still talking to the media about it a couple of months later actually means he’s avoiding confrontation and being a pussy by not dealing with people directly. Heck you could even say he had his mommy and wife do his talking for him. That doesn’t sound like someone afraid of confrontation.

      • Jose Pinatas

        Nov 30, 2018 at 10:54 am

        That’s an interesting point. I didn’t look at it that way. Maybe he is being a little bitch about this. Although maybe he confronted Speith right away at the Ryder Cup, or right after it IDK. I think we are safe to assume, these 2 don’t like each other tho.

  7. double, net birdie

    Nov 29, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Unreal. Why would anybody want to be friends with someone like reed? Pretty sure if Jordan was asked about the situation he would probably say little or change the subject. Thats what a person with the least bit of class would do.

    • Austin Reynolds

      Nov 30, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Why not? The mort important question is why would anyone want to be friends with a silver spoon suckin, church thumpin, whiny little hoser like Speith.

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Adam “Pacman” Jones talks handicap, lowest score, shows off new clubs

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The trick-shot artist, golfing dynamo, and general internet phenomenon that is Matty sat down for a quick nine questions with veteran NFL cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones, who plays to a 14 handicap.

Check out their conversation below.

Matty also took a peek at the fresh set of clubs in Jones’ bag. It looks like Matty, who is affiliated with Bridgestone Golf, has made sure the veteran cornerback has the company’s latest wares, including custom Tour B X-CB irons and custom KBS Tour shafts.

Hopefully, Matty will follow up with an Adam Jones WOTW (What’s on the Wrist). Holy Rolly, Pacman!

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Tweets of the Week: Best golf posts from Twitter over the last week

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Louis Oosthuizen cried tears of joy after winning the South African Open, while Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman triumphed at the QBE shootout. But those weren’t the only talking points over the last week in the golfing world. Here’s a look at some things you may have missed, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere.

Uncanny Bubba Impression

He’s nailed impressions of Dustin Johnson and Keegan Bradley in the past, and now Jack Bartlett turned his talents to the mercurial Bubba Watson. The result is both hysterical and scarily impressive.

“Mud Ball!!”

Because the original “mud ball” moment is just as hilarious.

The Turf Chopper

A look into the future of golf on the fairways?

DeChambeau’s New Bag

Bryson showed off his slick new golf bag while in action last week. What do we think GolfWRXers?

Please Replace Divots

A squirrel at the QBE Shootout this week showing more etiquette on the course than some golfers do.

Open Championship Mania

An 11-year old’s mother showed just how much her boy enjoyed his experience at this year’s Open Championship…

…leading to The R&A and Open Championship combining to provide the kid with an experience that he will never forget.

 

 

 

 

 

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Exploring Ireland: Where to golf, drink and stay on the Emerald Isle. Pt. 2. Old Tom Morris Links, Donegal

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In these series of articles, I will be taking you around the Emerald Isle providing you with great golf courses to visit in some of the loveliest spots in Ireland. I’ll also be highlighting the best and most authentic Irish bars in these spots, as well as places to stay, eat and how to get there. Whether you’re taking a golfing holiday to Ireland in 2019 or are interested in doing so sometime in the future, I’ll make sure to let you in on the best places to spend your time.

In Part One of our Exploring Ireland series, we focused on County Wicklow and showcased Woodbrook Golf Club. Now it’s time for Part Two, and we’re taking a trip to the far northwest corner of the island, and into County Donegal.

While it may not be the most accessible destination, Donegal is an absolute must for anyone traveling to Ireland. Voted number one on The National Geographic Traveler’s ‘cool list’ for 2017, Donegal is like no place you’ve ever seen. Full of breathtaking beaches, incredible walking trails, cosy pubs and of course, excellent golf courses, you’re guaranteed to have a great time here.

Old Tom Morris Links, Donegal

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My pick for the top golf course to visit in the county is the Old Tom Morris Links, situated within the Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort.

In 1891, while a guest of Lord Leitrim, Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews decided to visit Donegal, and in typical Tom Morris fashion, he believed that it was the ideal location to build a championship course. What Morris created was a course with wide rolling fairways and magnificent greens that have stood the test of time.

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The course was renovated twice before a new Strand Nine opened in 2009 which now plays as the front nine of the Old Tom Morris Links. The addition gives the course a wonderful mix of a traditional and modern links feel.

The challenging course plays over 6,900 yards from the back tees, and only offers up the relief of three par-fives. The challenge can also become even more daunting should the wind blow, and being situated along “The Wild Atlantic Way,” you should expect nothing less.

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While you will no doubt enjoy the stern test and the natural feel of the golf course, visitors will have even more to look forward to should they take the trip here. The course runs along Tramore beach overlooking Sheephaven Bay and offers up sensational views no matter what hole you are on during your round.

The rates to play 18 holes at the Old Tom Morris Links begin at $40 in winter, and $60 during the summer months.

Food & Drink – The Olde Glen Bar, Carrigart

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A 10-minute drive from the course will take you to The Olde Glen Bar a few minutes from Carrigart, which Ulster’s very own Hollywood star and golf fan Jamie Dornan (The Fall, 50 Shades of Grey) called the “best bar in the world.”

The bar first opened in 1768, making it one of the oldest bars in Donegal. The Olde Glen Bar has kept its very traditional feel, and when you get there, you will feel like you’ve been transported back in time. Wooden floors, big open-lit fires, low ceilings and door frames add to the charm of this little bar where there is always something going on.

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There is live traditional music playing in the bar every weekend, and along with the music, The Olde Glen Bar boasts an excellent craft beer, whiskey and gin selection. The bar prides itself on its Kinnegar beer, brewed just up the road, and it’s well worth a try if Guinness isn’t your thing.

The bar also features a highly acclaimed restaurant, offering up dishes such as seatrout, venison, supreme of chicken and plenty of other delights.

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Where To Stay

The obvious choice is the Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort itself. This luxury establishment will cater to all your needs and is the ideal place to stay when in the area if you have the money to splash out. A classic double room will set you back around $200 a night, or you can go for the stay and play option which provides you with two nights bed, and breakfast along with a round of golf at both the Old Tom Morris and the Sandy Hills Links for around $300 per person.

If you’re looking for somewhere less expensive or more traditional, then there are plenty of cottages in the area that will add even more character to your adventure. Here’s what you can expect should you wish to stay in an Irish cottage in the area, and it will give you a feel for true Irish life out on the Atlantic Ocean.

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Donegal has lots to offer should you manage to pull yourself away from the course or the bar. Fishing, walking trails, surfing and scuba diving are all favorite activities to do while visiting Donegal. One must visit, however, is Glenveagh National Park, which is a nature reserve with beautiful scenery of mountains, lakes and woodlands. The highlight of the park though has to be Glenveagh Castle, built in 1870.

How To Get There

The lack of quality public transport in the area makes it a little trickier than other spots to get to, but if you’re driving, then there’s no issue at all. The Old Tom Morris Links is a 3 hrs 30mins drive from Dublin City Centre, 4hrs 10mins from Galway City Centre, and 1hr 15mins from Derry City Centre. If you happen to be flying into Donegal Airport, then it will take you around an hour to get to the area.

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