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1. Joel Embiid Jersey . My favorite things about Patrick Reed arent the beautiful, towering irons he hits, or his silky putting stroke. Its not the graceful club twirls, or his aggressive, pin-hunting approach on seemingly every hole. My favorite thing about Reed is hes the living embodiment of a role we need someone to play in every generation of golf: the swashbuckling, no-apologies rogue.2. Its not easy to embrace playing the rogue, to wear the metaphorical black hat in a sport where there is pressure to be corporate, friendly, boring and polite. Playing the nice guy is typically the path to millions of dollars and minimal controversy -- and for most players, it works. Jordan Spieth is the games shining example, the perfect face for the future of the game. The game needs him to be the genial Texan he was born and raised to be.3. We also need a little bit of Reed in our lives, just to keep things interesting. Hes not a villain. Thats taking it much too far. But there is a little bit of Han Solo in him. Hes a little ornery, a little salty, and often has the just right mixture of swagger and sarcasm to match how good his game can be when hes dialed in. Case in point: His answer Friday when asked about hitting a 6-iron to a foot on the ninth hole, his final hole of the day. I hit a great one, Reed said. I couldnt really see where I ended up or where it landed. So I just thought it might have been on the green because not a single person clapped. So I walk up there and I realize its a foot and I was like, OK, I guess the rest of the field has been hitting it inside a foot all day. Didnt get a single clap and its in there tight.4. Ive grown to love listening to him in press conferences, which often have the tension of a court deposition. Take this quote, when Reed was asked if he felt that he got any good breaks out there on his way to shooting the second-lowest round of the day: No, he said, letting the silence hang in the air for several seconds before proceeding. I didnt have any good breaks, but I really didnt have any bad breaks. It was kind of a normal round.5. Or this quote, when Reed was asked if he was frustrated that he hasnt won a major yet -- he has no top-10 finishes in 11 starts -- when some of his peers have already broken through: Not really. Ive only been on tour for three years. Everyone acts like Ive been on tour for 15, 20 years. Im only 25.6. Or consider how Reed responded when asked about making the Olympic team, an honor that came his way when Spieth and Dustin Johnson decided to withdraw from consideration: Its one of those things that just gives me goose bumps, because going over there, wearing Stars and Stripes, playing again, its going to be great.7. Even Reeds answer, when he was asked what he thought about Stephan Jaeger shooting 58 Thursday on the Web.com Tour, was classic Patrick Reed: It was interesting, because my mother-in-laws birthday was yesterday. She turned 59, and she goes, I want you to shoot my age tomorrow. I said OK. Obviously I didnt come close, but at least someone did it for me.8. There is a little bit of New Jersey attitude in Reed, even though he was born in Texas, raised in Louisiana, and went to college in Georgia. Hes not deferential to anyone and doesnt worry about peoples feelings, which might make him the perfect U.S. Ryder Cup player. (After just one win in the past seven cups, the Americans could use more of him. Even the Europeans couldnt help but love it when he made a string of birdies in 2014 at Gleneagles, and he egged on the crowd between holes.) Despite Reeds sense that no one clapped for his approach shot Friday on No. 9, the crowds at Baltusrol (in Springfield, New Jersey) seem to sense hes a kindred spirit.Even Reed was even a bit surprised how they were showering him with affection on Friday. They are great, Reed said. They really get into it. I was surprised at how many fans were actually out here early this morning with the weather. They are a bunch of troopers. Ive never heard so many people cheer about the Ryder Cup in my life, and were a long ways away from it.9. Reed, in fact, has become so wary of the media, hes now suspicious of criticism even when there might be none -- and in a way, I understand. Theres a needle we often ask our athletes to thread. We want them to be confident, lest we criticize them for lacking what it takes to succeed. But we also want them to be humble; if theyre too confident, we often criticize them for arrogance. Reed found himself in the middle of that conundrum in 2014 when he stated -- in an interview immediately after his third PGA Tour win -- that he felt he was a top-5 player in the world. The backlash was swift. Golf Channels Aaron Oberholser suggested Reeds comments would be better off made in the mirror, in the bathroom, when youre home alone.I was curious about it, and after his round Friday I asked Reed: Did he ever feel that was a little unfair, the way some people chided him for coming across as cocky? What was wrong, after all, with believing you are a top-3 player in the world? The question, I quickly learned, did not translate the way Id hoped. I appreciate you saying top-3, because I said to-5, Reed said, his words dripping with sarcasm. I appreciate you calling me cocky as well. I dont really know where to take that one.10. In the end, even though he seemed leery that I was trying to bait him, to set him up for more criticism, Reed went on to deliver a thoughtful answer -- one that helps reveal why hes such a fun player to follow, and why tournaments are always more interesting when hes playing well. If Reed makes a charge at the leaders over the weekend, itll be because there is no doubt in his mind he belongs at the top of the leaderboard, even if history doesnt yet back him up. As he ultimately said: If there was not a mic around, and you went out and asked every single guy, and if they knew you werent media, and you asked them where do you want to be, theyd say No. 1 in the world, Reed said. And if they dont, then those guys arent winning every week or even having the chance to win golf tournaments because theyre not believing in themselves. Carl Landry 76ers Jersey .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. 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