Patrick Reed ready to revive Ryder Cup "passion" at World Match Play

Reed ready to revive Ryder Cup
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American Patrick Reed reveals that he is ready to revive the "passion" and "emotion" which lit up the Ryder Cup when he competes in the World Match Play this week.

Patrick Reed is ready to revive the "passion" and "killer instinct" which lit up the Ryder Cup when he competes in the World Match Play in Kent this week.

The 24-year-old was America's top points scorer in their disappointing defeat to Europe at Gleneagles last month, acquiring three-and-a-half from a possible four on his tournament debut.

It was Reed's theatrics with the crowd which garnered him as much attention as his impressive golf game, as he shushed a European crowd who were booing him during his singles match with Henrik Stenson.

The Texan has revealed that his antics have been well received by people from both sides of the Atlantic and admitted that the same sort of "emotion", albeit diluted, can be expected of him at the London Golf Club.

"I had 45 emails when I got home, five were from Americans and the other 40 were from Europeans and everyone of them said they absolutely loved it," he told reporters. "That's the one week where you can go back and forth with the crowds. It's just a bunch of fun."

He added on the Match Play this week: "There will definitely be emotion and passion out there this week. It's just a passion that I have for the game and in matchplay there's always that little extra killer instinct that I have due to the fact that I know where I am at at all times because the guy I'm playing is next to me.

"Am I going to get as rowdy as I did at the Ryder Cup? Probably not. But playing great golf always gets me excited no matter what."

Reed begins his Match Play campaign on Wednesday against Swede Jonas Blixt, and will also face Paul Casey and Jamie Donaldson, who sunk Europe's winning Ryder Cup putt, in his four-man group.

Graeme McDowell of Europe celebrates victory on the 17th hole during the Singles Matches of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles on September 28, 2014
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