As most know, I have a pretty cynical view of golf as a sport. I do have to admit, the Masters was pretty intriguing this year. Patrick Reed didn't seem to be an odds makers' or even fan favorite, but he outplayed the field and answered everyone of a series of challenges the last 2 days. Once he took the lead it seemed like one big name after another charged up the leader board and he didn't wilt under the pressure. He didn't pull a Norman.
What baffles me is that the PGA talking heads seemed disappointed that he won. I thought it was pretty obvious on the wrap up show that they would rather have been talking about Tiger, Rory, Spieth or just about any other of the big names. The best thing I heard about Reed was a grudging "well I guess the guy, who played the best, won."
When you have good players that aren’t particularly good leaders, their coaches or managers will say that they “lead by example.” It’s a polite way of saying they don’t lead.