"I walked up to the 1st tee and had a really welcoming cheer from the fans but then when Rory walked up to the tee, his cheer was a little louder. That’s another thing that just kind of played into my hands. Not only did it fuel my fire a little bit, but also it just takes the pressure off of me and adds it back to him.
"I think that’s the biggest thing going into a Sunday, especially trying to win, for me trying to win my first [major]; for him, trying to win the career grand slam, it’s who is going to handle the pressure and who is going to have more pressure on them."
Patrick Reed may have gone to college at Augusta and his parents may be residents in the Georgia locale but when it came down to it on the final round at the 2018 Masters, the eventual champion Patrick Reed felt the crowd gravitated towards his contemporaries rather than towards him.
Either way, the US golfer claimed a first major of his career but in doing so, also saw plenty of scrutiny focused on his backstory and perceptions about his personality.
Golf writer Shane Ryan, who interviewed Reed as part of his book Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour joined Joe to shed light on the golfer, his personality - which appears to have rubbed some people up the wrong way in his youthful college days - and why he is viewed the way he currently is by the masses.