Patrick Reed has rubbed his fellow players on the PGA Tour the wrong way sometimes with his assured confidence, and at only 25, he’s not among the cool group of his generation. He doesn’t post buddy vacation photos from faraway islands.
He’s got some new friends in Scotland, though.
Reed holed out his second shot from the fairway at Royal Troon’s No. 3 and made five birdies and two bogeys in opening with a five-under-par 66 on Thursday. That tied him for second, three shots behind leader Phil Mickelson, with two-time major winner Martin Kaymer of Germany.
What Reed said afterward surely warmed the...