What's Lincoln Thinkin: Unpopular golfer surges at Masters

FILE - In a April 7, 2016 file photo, Patrick Reed hits out of a bunker on the second hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament, in Augusta, Ga. Reed and Rickie Fowler both said Sunday, July 10, 2016 that that they going to the Olympics in Rio. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The PGA Tour is full of a bunch of nice guys.

Those in the know, say Patrick is not one of them.

He had a checkered past - kicked off his college team at Georgia and reportedly hated among his teammates at his second stop - Augusta State.

Then in 2014, Reed introduced himself to the golf world with his a win at Doral. The 23 year old cockily said that he was a top five player in the world. And that he belonged right in the conversation with anyone not named Tiger.

Reed has just two wins since and while he did climb to 7th in the world in 2016, he's been ranked in the mid 20s for the last year. Far cry from the top 5.

He also has continued to be unpopular - one of the lowest points coming when he got angry at himself on the course and audibly called himself a homophobic slur.

He hasn't won a major but he may this week in the city where he finished his college career. After today's 6 under 66, he's two strokes up going into the weekend.

"I know that if I play the golf I can play I can win majors," Reed said after his second round.

Time for Patrick Reed to quit talking to talk. Let's see if he's walking the walk up 18 on Sunday in a spot to win the green jacket.

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