The hometown newspaper here, the Augusta Chronicle, identified him as “a Texan” in Friday’s editions. 

That’s old news, though. Do a search for the word “hate” and “Patrick Reed” on Twitter, and the results are jarring. Twitter is never a good place to measure humanity’s real take on anything, but try doing the same thing with McIlroy or Spieth or any of the other top players, and the results are quite different. The Telegraph of Great Britian once declared him ” the most hated player in golf ,” and there is evidence to support the claim.

He certainly believes that he’s going to win on Sunday, and after watching him for three days, it’s hard to make a compelling case that he won’t. His most brilliant shot of many came in setting up that eagle on No. 13, when he hit a low-riding 4 iron into a perfect spot on the green.

McIlroy found the azelas trying to make that shot. Rickie Fowler landed in the water with his approach. Reed sank his eagle putt, pumping his fist as the ball hit the bottom of the cup. It was a brilliant moment that kept in him total control of this tournament.

And most of the fans had already turned and walked away.

After retiring, he worked on Vikings radio broadcasts for four seasons. and also was the Denver Broncos’ general manager in 1981 and 1982.

“We are saddened to hear of the loss of Grady Alderman,” Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said in a statement. “His impact on the Vikings was threefold — as a great player, as a member of the front office and as a member of our radio broadcasts.

“Grady epitomized the Vikings work ethic on the field as a Pro Bowl offensive tackle in the early days of the franchise and was a foundation piece for the success of the 1960s and 1970s.”

The Gophers baseball team won two games against Penn State, 7-6 and 17-2, on Saturday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind. The series was moved from Minneapolis to a neutral site to escape the cold weather, but the cold still affected this series.bills_006

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