"Post-Masters coverage of Patrick Reed demonstrates the value of being likable"

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Good take here from Jay Rigdon at Awful Announcing on the jabs and other criticism of Patrick Reed for wearing the green jacket wherever he goes. 

But people love Phil Mickelson! And he’s earned it, too, for the most part. So things like that slide off of him, while people go out of their way to paint Reed as a clown for wearing the green jacket to a basketball game. The lesson, as always, is that the media (social and traditional) tends to cover people they like more favorably, fair or not.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to be annoyed by Patrick Reed. Wearing the green jacket everywhere shouldn’t be one of them.

Kyle Porter also touched on this and Reed's inconsistency as reasons he's not getting the same respect as recent major winners.