Only thing Reed interested in lifting is WGC-Cadillac title

Sat Mar 8, 2014 10:17pm EST
Email This Article |
Share This Article
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
| Print This Article | Single Page
[-] Text [+]

By Steve Keating

DORAL, Florida (Reuters) - Patrick Reed would rather lie in bed and watch television than go to the gym and does not watch he eats yet was able to muscle his way past fitness addicts such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on Saturday to take the lead into the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

"Not a workout junkie at all. I'd rather lay in bed and watch TV than get in the gym," said Reed after firing a third round three-under 69 to take a two shot lead over the elite field going into Sunday.

"Don't really watch what I eat.

"Just kind of live life and feel like if I work hard at the golf course, that's just what worked for me."

The 23-year-old Reed already has two wins on his resume and at a time when golfers are consumed by fitness, Reed has taken a different approach.

It is not about out much he can lift but about how low he can score. Instead of the gym, Reed spends his time on the golf course often from morning until night.

In the morning he practices with his swing coach while the afternoon is spent on putting, distance control, wedges or any other area of his game that need work.

Then he will finish off with 18 holes.   Continued...

Mar 8, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Patrick Reed tees off from the 5th hole during the third round of the WGC - Cadillac Championship golf tournament at TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports - RTR3G9GY