Confident Patrick Reed doesn't wilt

Reed's confident comments are sure to cause a buzz on the PGA Tour, and golf has a way of humbling even the best of players. So it will be interesting to see how the next few tournaments and the rest of the year unfold.

But there's nothing wrong with feeling good about yourself, and Reed has certainly put up the numbers in recent weeks.

"He has a lot of confidence," Watson said. "And that's really what it is. It takes a lot of confidence. You see that with a lot of guys, when you have confidence and he's backing it up with his game."

As for that Sunday attire, Reed said he's done that throughout his junior and pro career, having worn red at his previous two victories.

"The best player ever to live when I was growing up wore black pants, a red shirt," Reed said. "I was growing up watching him. I always thought it would be cool to wear black and red coming down on Sunday ... it's worked. Obviously there is something behind it."

Reed said he wore noise-canceling earplugs as he warmed up Sunday, so he wasn't aware of any commotion that might have ensued as Woods practiced next him. Whether or not it was a message-sending maneuver by Woods, Reed seemed to barely notice.

And as it turned out, it was the closest Woods got to Reed all day.

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