An i'm sorry but to have proven yourself, you need to be a little more established on tour than he is. Plenty of guys come out an are amazing for a few tournaments or a couple years and fade into the abyss. He is not a top 5 player, yet. He sure as hell has the potential to be someday. But that quote and his comments at the Accenture are arrogant. To those who disagree no problem, agree to disagree.
3 wins in seven months, I'd say he's proven himself to a certain degree.
This is exactly how I read his comments as well. More of a simple belief in himself and his game at this very moment than him suggesting that he is destined for the hall of fame or anything.
I will say that the listing of the resume in the interview was a little unnecessary, but remember that we're talking about a 23 year old that is barely over a year removed from being a completely irrelevant Monday qualifier. Heck, these last two interviews are quite possibly the third and fourth he's ever been asked to give on tv. He likely doesn't even have a publicist yet, lol. I'm going to cut the KID some slack.
I'm cutting him some slack as well. He's playing great right now and is confident in his ability. Right or wrong he's only saying what the top players say to themselves already. Gotta have a lot of confidence in yourself and some guts to make it onto the PGA Tour through Monday qualifying.
Funny tweets from Patrick Reed's Ego