Winning turned Tiger Woods back into a god. Patrick Reed’s success is seen as proof “there is no god.”
Still playing under the scrutiny of his rules infraction at December’s Hero World Challenge. Reed’s recent win at the WGC-Mexico Championship inspired a new round of criticism from golf broadcaster David Feherty.
“I’m not even sure that he’s polarizing,” Feherty told Sports Illustrated of the 29-year-old Reed. “I’m not sure there’s too many people on the other side, you know what I mean? I mean, ‘there is no God’ was the first thing I said after he’d won last week. There is no God, you know, that’s proof of it right there. Amazing. I mean, he is amazing. He’s Captain Oblivious, just can let everything run off his back. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
When Reed’s name was first brought up to Feherty, the NBC Sports analyst could barely muster a response to the controversy, sparked when Reed was assessed a two-stroke penalty for improving his lie in the sand back in December.
Reed rallied past Bryson DeChambeau to win the event a week ago, thanks to birdies on 16 and 17.
“Jesus. You can put that in there actually. Just Jesus,” Feherty said. “I mean, I don’t even know what to say. It’s just, it’s going to follow him for the rest of his life.”