Augusta, Ga.

Patrick Reed is gone, and he didn’t even say goodbye.

The most inspirational American Ryder Cup player in recent history, Reed thrilled the massive galleries at Hazeltine National last fall, seemingly willing the U.S. to victory.

That performance would seem to indicate that he has the gumption to win big on big stages.

Instead, he’s mimicking some of the Euros he helped beat.

Like Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Colin Montgomerie, Reed has performed better in Ryder Cups than in majors.

Reed’s record in majors: 13 entries, zero top 10s, four missed cuts.

He missed the cut at The Masters this week and declined to talk about it on Friday afternoon.

Which is too bad. Golf can use all of the personalities it can find.

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