As you’ll see below, I don’t follow Patrick Reed on Twitter. It’s no secret that he is, to put it mildly, not among my favourite PGA Tour players. Whether it was the cheating allegations, the stealing allegations, the pretentious demeanor, the strange family situation, berating rules officials, or any of the other myriad of incidents involving Patrick Reed, he has just never struck me as someone I’d want to spend any sort of time with.
And then he posted this tweet. Apparently he attended the Boston Red Sox game with his wife and her sister last night, and despite paying a $650 fee to upgrade his seats, he was seated in the same section as the rest of the PGA Tour players.
Maybe they paid to sit front-row too? Or they have actually cultivated relationships with the PGA Tour media team and were given the good seats? Also, I know I’m a golf writer, so correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t almost every single seat on either of the baselines “the line drive section?”
This just screams of the entitled, woe-is-me attitude that was on display after Reed won The Masters earlier this year, and pretty much any time anything has gone slightly wrong for him in the past few years.
And one more thing: To do this as the Ryder Cup is right around the corner, the one event where he is tolerable, is just flat-out stupidity. Does he really expect fans to feel bad for him for paying $650? That’s .014% of the over $4.7 Million he has made this season alone. I promised myself I wouldn’t comment on anyone’s looks or teeth in this picture, so I wont. I’ll just say that money could’ve been spent better elsewhere.
Not sure what he was trying to accomplish here except maybe garner some sympathy. Better luck next time, pal. No sympathy here.