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Patrick Reed or Danny Willett

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Who has had the better career to this point?
Each has won a Masters, and 5 other events on their respective tours. Before you denigrate Willett for winning on the Euro Tour, 3 of Reed's wins have come in lesser events like the Wyndham, Humana and the Tournament of Champions.

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  • ForeputtsForeputts Members  10WRX Points: 31Handicap: 17Posts: 10 Bunkers
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    I'm European, but in terms of consistency and how they are regarded (ie. top 30, top 50 etc) in terms of the world's best I think Reed probably takes this one - to my mind he's been a world top 40 player for six years or so - Willett hasn't been since mid 2016 (but thankfully is now showing signs of regaining that form)

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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,193Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    Reed for sure. He’s taken down top tier Rory in front of the entire world.

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  • KRAMER1997KRAMER1997 Members  307WRX Points: 250Posts: 307 Greens
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    As much as I hate to say it, Patrick Reed. Reed was a beast at the 2014 and 2016 Ryder Cups, and he beat Rickie, Spieth and Rory at the Masters last year. In addition to that I think his overall game is better. Willet shot a great final round at the 2016 Masters, but come on if Spieth didn't sh** the bed on holes 10-12, this wouldn't even be a debate.

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    RC or Shasta?

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  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members  2377WRX Points: 670Posts: 2,377 Platinum Tees
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    Does Willet have lifetime status on European tour?

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    On -, @DrivingChamp said:

    Reed and it’s not even close

    the data

    Patrick Reed's 5 PGA Tour wins
    WGC Doral 76 (first place OWGR points)
    Barclays 74
    Tournament of Champions 46
    Wyndham 44
    Bob Hope 40
    Average 56

    Danny Willet's 5 European Tour wins
    DP World Championship 52
    Dubai Desert Classic 48
    Nedbank Challenge 38 (yes an Euro playoff event can be worth less than a Bob Hope)
    Omega European Masters 32
    BMW International Open 30
    Average 40

    add The Masters (100) to each and Reed leads 63.3 to 50

    Both have 3 Top 10 in majors
    Reed has a 2nd in the PGA and a 4th in the US Open
    Willett has two T6th in the British Open

    No other international wins to consider, their performance is major international team events needs no explanation.

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    On -, @BrianMcG said:

    Does Willet have lifetime status on European tour?

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    I am not sure this is the answer you are looking for but...

    YES. YES, Danny Willet does have lifetime status on the European Tour...

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    They both have 1 green jacket, so I would take the one with more money in the bank

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    On -, @imakaveli said:

    They both have 1 green jacket, so I would take the one with more money in the bank

    Having seen Mrs Reed...I am taking Willett’s 😂

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    Reed

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    On -, @MattyO1984 said:

    On -, @imakaveli said:

    They both have 1 green jacket, so I would take the one with more money in the bank

    Having seen Mrs Reed...I am taking Willett’s 😂

    Classy.

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    Willet is built like a punter, Reed is built like Andy Reid.
    It’s a push.

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    On -, @Darth Putter said:

    On -, @DrivingChamp said:

    Reed and it’s not even close

    the data

    Patrick Reed's 5 PGA Tour wins
    WGC Doral 76 (first place OWGR points)
    Barclays 74
    Tournament of Champions 46
    Wyndham 44
    Bob Hope 40
    Average 56

    Danny Willet's 5 European Tour wins
    DP World Championship 52
    Dubai Desert Classic 48
    Nedbank Challenge 38 (yes an Euro playoff event can be worth less than a Bob Hope)
    Omega European Masters 32
    BMW International Open 30
    Average 40

    add The Masters (100) to each and Reed leads 63.3 to 50

    Both have 3 Top 10 in majors
    Reed has a 2nd in the PGA and a 4th in the US Open
    Willett has two T6th in the British Open

    No other international wins to consider, their performance is major international team events needs no explanation.

    Thank you for doing the mathematical analysis.

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  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6524WRX Points: 1,755Handicap: 8Posts: 6,524 Titanium Tees
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    Not even a fair fight. You're comparing Captain America against a guy named ...... Danny? B)

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    On -, @tatertot said:

    On -, @MattyO1984 said:

    On -, @imakaveli said:

    They both have 1 green jacket, so I would take the one with more money in the bank

    Having seen Mrs Reed...I am taking Willett’s 😂

    Classy.

    He has a point though 🤔

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    I’ve never seen Reed come up in “worst/most undeserving Major winner ever” threads. So he has that going for him.

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    Let’s boil this down in simplest terms.

    Reed vs Willet. 10 matches over 10 straight days. You can choose the player to back. But your life is dependent on it. Best out of 10. Stand full of fans watching. Are you choosing to back Willet ? I’m not.

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    Captain America vs that guy from Europe who won the Masters that Spieth choked in. I’m not saying that’s fair, but it’s how people remember it. I’m taking the American.

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    On -, @tatertot said:

    On -, @MattyO1984 said:

    On -, @imakaveli said:

    They both have 1 green jacket, so I would take the one with more money in the bank

    Having seen Mrs Reed...I am taking Willett’s 😂

    Classy.

    Thanks :smile:

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    On -, @MattyO1984 said:

    On -, @tatertot said:

    On -, @MattyO1984 said:

    On -, @imakaveli said:

    They both have 1 green jacket, so I would take the one with more money in the bank

    Having seen Mrs Reed...I am taking Willett’s 😂

    Classy.

    Thanks :smile:

    Well, I thought it was kind of funny. 😎

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  • ByeBye EnglandMembers  1366WRX Points: 125Handicap: 0.9Posts: 1,366 Platinum Tees
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    I think Reed is the better/more talented player, so maybe Willett has more of his abilities so far?

    I thought Reed would have won more than he has, but there are lots of players in that bracket.

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    On -, @Vindog said:

    I’ve never seen Reed come up in “worst/most undeserving Major winner ever” threads. So he has that going for him.

    That’s because he is an only child

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    i would stay away from reed in all aspects of life ...

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    Reed has $25m in earnings....Willett has $4m...is this even a question?

    Reed has debatably played harder fields and placed in the top 25 consistently, regardless of 'wins'.

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    Reed has $25m in earnings....Willett has $4m...is this even a question?

    Reed has debatably played harder fields and placed in the top 25 consistently, regardless of 'wins'.

    Willett has made way more than $4 million. His total career earnings from the ET are just under 15 milion Euros. Willett has barely played on the PGA Tour. Reed has played for more prize money than Willett due to purse differences between the PGA Tour and the ET.

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    Though I don't like him all that much, Reed has had the better career (adding on Ryder Cup success). Not sure where either are going with their games though.

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    On -, @gvogel said:

    Who has had the better career to this point?
    Each has won a Masters, and 5 other events on their respective tours. Before you denigrate Willett for winning on the Euro Tour, 3 of Reed's wins have come in lesser events like the Wyndham, Humana and the Tournament of Champions.

    You have a much different definition of lesser events than I do. I think of fall tournaments or opposite field events Puerto Rico, Barbasol, or Barracuda as lesser tier events.

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    Reed and it's not even close.

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