Why Patrick Reed isn't wearing his normal Sunday red at the 2018 Masters
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Why Patrick Reed isn’t wearing his normal Sunday red at the 2018 Masters

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Patrick Reed wears red on Sundays. It's an homage to Tiger Woods, who is one of his golf heroes. He's worn red for all five of his PGA Tour wins, and he prefers wearing red in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup competitions.

However, in the biggest round of his life, Patrick Reed isn't wearing a red shirt. He's wearing a pink Nike shirt. Why?

Well, it's on Nike.

For the 2018 Masters, Nike wanted all of their athletes to wear similar colors each day, and they've done so on Thursday with a graphite or black color, on Friday with white, on Saturday with Royal Blue and again on Sunday with pink in honor of the azaleas in bloom at Augusta National Golf Club.

So, Reed, who is wearing Nike for the first time this year, is wearing pink instead of his usual red on Sunday.

The only Nike athlete who is exempt from wearing pink on Sunday is Tiger Woods, who is wearing his regular Sunday red Nike shirt at the Masters because he's Tiger Woods and has 14 major championships and is the reason Nike makes money in golf.

This all means Patrick Reed isn't wearing red on Sunday, and you have to wonder if it's going to bother him.


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