Winning the Masters - A Badge of Honour

The newly-crowned Masters champion talks to Louie Chan in an exclusive interview about his match with Rory McIlroy in the 2016 Ryder Cup, what golf has taught him and his relationship with Hublot

Patrick Reed gestures to the crowd during the 2016 Ryder Cup

LC: You are a character and an individual. You do stand out, you have been through some interesting events, do you wear that like a badge of honour?

PR: Yes and no. I've always believed if you're 110% truthful and you stick to your beliefs, then that's all you can do. Some people are going to love you, some people aren't. At the end of the day, if you're true to yourself, that's all that matters. I felt like myself and my whole team has done that, and that's all that's all we can do.

LC: One other question, what has golf taught you?

PR: To be patient. Golf is an interesting sport. It's a long sport especially every week, 72 holes. Each round is at least four hours long. You're going to have good days and bad days. You just have to stay patient and know there are going to be highs in your career. You're going to have to be able to ride them out and continue. You're going to have lows in your career. You're going to have to know how to ride the ship and not get too down on yourself.

I feel like the most important thing in golf is staying patient and, also, I think it's staying true to yourself. When you shoot a jump shot or you throw a fastball, it's all pretty much the same motion. When you're playing golf, you step up on the first hole and there are 20,000 different ways to play that hole. You're going to have guys who are going to hit driver. You're going have guys who are going to hit iron off the tee.

You are going to have guys who hit draw or hit a fade, so the best way is just to stay true to yourself and be who you are. I feel like golf really brings it out in you because once you try to be like someone else or change your game plan, a lot of times you walk off with bogey, double, or even triple. Just because you changed your game plan to somebody else's when that's not who you are.


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