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PostSubject: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:52 pm




Patrick Reed was rightfully brimming with confidence when he stepped off the 18th green Sunday at Doral, where the 23-year-old captured his third PGA Tour title since August and became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championships event.

Earlier in the day, NBC ran a sit-down interview with Reed, who said that he believes he is a top-5 player in the world. He was asked about that comment again in the wake of his one-stroke victory over Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson.

Reed's response, in its entirety:

“I’ve worked so hard, I’ve won a lot in my junior career, did great things in (my) amateur career, was 6-0 in match play in NCAAs, won NCAAs two years in a row, got third individually one year, and now I have three wins out here on the PGA Tour.

“I just don’t see a lot of guys that have done that, besides Tiger Woods, of course, and, you know, the other legends of the game. It’s just one of those things, I believe in myself and – especially with how hard I’ve worked – I’m one of the top five players in the world.

“To come out in a field like this and to hold on wire to wire like that, I feel like I’ve proven myself.”

That top-5 comment predictably blew up on social media, and some fans criticized Reed – who is expected to rise to No. 20 in the world – as either delusional, disrespectful or cocky, perhaps a combination of all three. After all, he has never even played in a major.

In his winner’s news conference Sunday night, Reed was asked which other players round out his personal top 5. Off the top of his head, he listed Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell and Dustin Johnson.

What’s indisputable is this: Reed joined Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy as the only PGA Tour players who have won three or more times before turning 24 years old.

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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:03 pm

There is nothing wrong with being arrogant or brash but he should quit the talk and win 2 Majors within the next 2 years, yes, I am estimating 2 years before talking about being a Top 5 player. Try beating Phil Mickelson or Vijay Singh's current number of wins first and let the club do the talking before making such comments. Only 3 PGA wins and already blowing his own trumpet. Even RM show respect and didn't say such stuffs.
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:32 am

wow, very confident huh.  hope he keeps winning la. 
otherwise, ... ...
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:13 am

It's good to have confident, let's hope he can prove himself.
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:21 am

Action speaks louder than words. Let's watch over the next few years. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:35 am

World ranking is by points system. Need not to win major to be top 5. If he can win 1-2 more, I bet he can reach Top 5 this year.
Though he may be a rookie, but his game is consistent and good.
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:38 am

Throughout the years in the PGA.. up and coming stars come and go... still a bit too early to see if Reed will be another legend.. or just another one that fades away. Only time will tell.
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:45 am

We are not doubting his ability. But he should not blow his own trumpet just because he won 1 PGA tournament in 2013 and 2 in 2014 and suddenly claim he is Top 5 player. Let the club do the talking. Many who blow their own trumpets tend to be blown away by unseen forces. It is therefore good to be a bit humble, especially in the presence of the many capable Pros who are ranked higher than him. Show some respect for the more experienced and reputable Pros.
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:12 am

Confidence. It's good. pig
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:36 am

Tiger Woods wanted to be World's best golfer in the world and so is Adam Scott who wants to be no. 1....in their younger days... Reed only aim for top 5.... that's humble enough.... haha...
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:39 am

ang moh have different standards of modesty.   lets not judge him on asian standards of humility
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:42 am

But he also kena whacked by angmohs for his cockiness leh.
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:52 am

Bro hara's right, but unfortunately this joker is just too big and charming for most to resist. pig  pig 


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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:52 am

neutralgolfer wrote:
...  Reed only aim for top 5.... that's humble enough.... haha...

I think he "humbly" declares he IS ALREADY a top 5 player. Confident young man!
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:03 pm

"Just happens to be that we both wear it on Sunday now.” Patrick Reed on his selection of Red Shirt and Black Pants on the final day.


What a copycat he is and can't believe he made that statement. Mad 


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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:19 pm

How will the other guys laugh at him.... I guess....

The top 16 to 19 in the world will say "we are in the top 5 too!!!"

The top 1 to 15 will say " guys, now we are in the hall of fame cheers "
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:37 pm

This guy has made me lose my respect for him. Not even a bit humble as a Pro. 
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:49 pm

If he reaches world no 1

I hope he wun claim to be the best golfer that ever played the game
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PostSubject: Re: Confident Reed: I'm a top-5 player in the world   Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:59 pm

Won't be surprised If he did. His head is now bigger than his hat.
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