Originally Posted by newtogolf
His comments combined with wearing red and black clearly demonstrate this kid wants attention. Wearing Tigers colors are going to get you noticed and talked about. Making comments that you're Top 5 in the world will also get you attention.
The question will be what kind of attention will he get. Will he get endorsement deals for being so bold or will it hurt him because decision makers will wants a larger sample to make sure he's not a big bust.
I wonder if Nike is regretting the Rory deal yet?
Well aren't you just a bit jaded. If you actually watched his interview you could see the admiration he had for Tiger growing up playing golf. Every kid emulates the icons of a sport. I have no problem with him wanting to wear Red and Black on Sundays. Just because he does doesn't mean he has an alternative motive to his actions.
OR he's an honest guy who admits what he thinks is true. Admitting you are good isn't attention seeking. It might be arrogant, but that is subjective based on those who want to judge him for his attitude.
Originally Posted by ChrisP
Exactly. The kid wants the spotlight. That's what it is all about. And he's getting it, although some of it in a negative way. Personally, I think he needs to win a major first before he does any talking. Win a major this year and then we can discuss you being in the top-5. Until then, take a page out of Zach Johnson's book and let your clubs do the talking, not your mouth.
Or he can be who he wants to be. Why does everyone have this whole Political Correctness Bull S**** about everything. So what if the guy is cocky. So what if he wants to claim he's top 5. Honestly this year so far, he's top 5. I know the world rankings say 20th but that is a rolling ranking system. As of this golf season, he's 3rd in the Fed-Ex points. He's clearly backing it up on the course. I have no problem with is confidence.
Here's the thing, no one but Reed knows what he is seeking. Form the sounds of it, he wanted to wear black and red because the best did. He wants to be the best. So what, this is common to do in sports. In his interview he gave tons of credit to his support system, his wife, Callaway, his manager. He also gave praise to the field he played against. He had nothing but good words for his competitors. I have no clue were you guys are getting this stuff, but you are grasping at nothing.