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Team Europe has fun with Patrick Reed in this fantastic photo

October 14, 2014

Detached captains. Frustrated players. Task forces. Perhaps, we've been taking the Ryder Cup a bit too seriously since its conclusion more than two weeks ago.

But a few members of Team Europe added some needed levity to the situation with this picture taken with American spark plug Patrick Reed. Well done.


Reed (nice American belt buckle, by the way!), of course, was one of the U.S. squad's lone bright spots at Gleneagles with a 3-0-1 record. He also became public enemy No. 1 in Europe with his celebratory antics that included shushing the crowd after making a birdie putt during his Sunday singles win against Henrik Stenson.

But Stenson, along with Graeme McDowell, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson, and Stephen Gallacher, clearly aren't holding any grudges. And it appears Reed is a good sport, after all.

"He's a little controversial but he backs it up," McDowell said of Reed. "It's exciting for golf."

The Ryder Cup participants are in England this week for the Volvo World Match Play Championship.

"Am I going to get as rowdy as I did at the Ryder Cup? Probably not," Reed said.