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he ninth and finished a single shy of the cycle. But he wouldnt trade one of those doubles for a single. "I like doubles," Wrigh Antworten

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- My fellow Americans, this is exactly what youve been waiting for.All right, so maybe not all of it. Not the part where Rickie Fowler, who looked assured of a Ryder Cup qualifying spot with four holes to play at the Barclays, stumbled down the stretch and failed to get it done.And not the part where Zach Johnson, who hasnt won since last summer, backed his way onto the roster with a 48th-place finish. Or the part where Bubba Watson never made a serious run at those last spots this week, or where J.B. Holmes parlayed an impressive start into a 41st-place result, or where Jim Furyk also finished 41st, or where Matt Kuchar was 64th, each of them unable to mount a serious challenge for one of those automatic berths.Sooooo -- not exactly what youve been waiting for. But maybe, kinda, sorta what youve been waiting for?Thats because after three losing teams this decade, after watching U.S. player after U.S. player implode with the pressure on, after seeing too many of these instances of guys backing their way onto the team or collapsing when the pressure is greatest, along comes Patrick Reed.Reed knew exactly what was at stake entering the final round. Starting the week in the eighth and final qualifying position, he needed to retain that spot by days end in order to clinch a place on the team. But he was also trying to win the tournament, a task which may or may not have proved beneficial to the Ryder Cup subplot.Like every pro golfer since the beginning of time, Reed contested that he was only focused on playing his best golf and everything else would fall into place. Hell, Tiger Woods offered that idea so much that Nike once made it an advertising slogan: Winning Takes Care of Everything.Reed was no different. Even after he won, he insisted that he was only thinking about getting the victory, not the Ryder Cup residuals.Coming into the week, we said, Well, you know what? Go ahead and do what you can do and get the job done, he explained. If you go and win it takes care of everything else: Gets you into the Tournament of Champions, gets you into Ryder Cup, gets you to lead FedEx. It takes care of everything.Thats a rational explanation, except for the fact that the Ryder Cup tends to do irrational things to players.Guys who have hit a million tee shots in their lives freeze over the first swing and just hope to make contact. Guys who normally play with all the emotion of a basset hound start pumping fists and slamming clubs. And yes, guys who say theyre simply trying to play their best and everything will take care of itself often wind up thinking too much about the repercussions.So while its a mature stance for Reed to insist hes just attempting to compartmentalize a win at Bethpage Black without worrying about the impending Ryder Cup scenario, thats easier said than done.This is a player who bleeds red, white and blue. This is a player who received global appeal by shushing the home European fans two years ago. This is a player who earned a late opportunity to represent the U.S. at the recent Olympics and jumped at it.With all of that and much more on the line Sunday afternoon, Reed was solid and efficient, if not flashy and dominant.He entered the day trailing by one stroke, and finished it winning by one. He posted a 1-under 70. He hit a few brilliant shots and a couple that hed like to have back.As if he needed more pressure, Reed is the type who prides himself on being a winner. Four victories on the PGA Tour by the age of 26 have assisted in that idea, but he hadnt done much to add to that résumé lately. His most recent win had come in January of last year, while this season he owned nine previous top-10s -- including two runner-up finishes -- without any titles.Top-10ing is great, he said. Top-10ing is great for making a living. But at the end of the day, every time we play golf tournaments, we dont settle for top-10s. Were going out there to try to get a W and try to get hardware and try to get a trophy. Because at the end of the day, a bunch of top-10s, its great. But its going to make you be on that bubble, as you saw. Ive had -- it feels like a hundred top-10s this year, and Ive just kind of stayed there on that six, seven, eight, nine stretch, on the Ryder Cup (standings), and it takes something like a win to be able to solidify yourself.Reed solidified himself this week. He solidified his place on this leaderboard, which in turn solidified his place on the Ryder Cup team.The entire performance of U.S. players might not have been exactly what American fans have been waiting for, but Reeds ability to force his way onto the team rather than backing into it should be taken as a heavy dose of exactly whats been needed. Celtics Jerseys 2019 . "Hes going to have hip surgery on Jan. 7, and hell be expected to rehabilitate for four to six months beyond that," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Friday in an interview. Boston Celtics Pro Shop . Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat. . However, he did make them miss him a little less. Cundiff, who had the unenviable job of replacing Dawson last season, agreed Thursday to a one-year, $1. Celtics Jerseys China . PAUL, Minn. Boston Celtics Shirts . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. PHILADELPHIA -- David Wright sure likes Philadelphia, even if the city isnt so fond of him. Wright homered, tripled and matched a New York Mets record with four extra-base hits to back Matt Harveys latest splendid start in an 8-0 victory over the Phillies on Sunday. "This guy is tired, beat up, yet he rides it when you need him," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "Ive been around stars, and this guys as good as any of them." Wright, who has spent his entire 10-year career playing for one of Philadelphias biggest rivals, hit his 17th home run at Citizens Bank Park. He went 4 for 5 with two of New Yorks season-high seven doubles, raising his numbers at the Phillies home field to .296 with 43 extra-base hits and 58 RBIs in 80 games. With the Mets making a major marketing push to get Wright elected to start next months All-Star game at Citi Field, the third baseman is batting .405 with 14 extra-base hits in his last 17 games. "It would be a tremendous honour and something I would really like to do," Wright said. "First and foremost, Id like to be there for the All-Star game. But to be able to start it in your home park would be pretty special. I think (thats) an understatement." Given a rare heaping of run support, Harvey (7-1) allowed two hits in six innings and struck out six to earn consecutive wins for the first time since mid-April. The 24-year-old right-hander tossed four perfect innings and threw a season-low 72 pitches -- his outing was cut short by a 20-minute rain delay in the seventh. Collins said there was no argument when he informed Harvey he would not return after the delay, and the manager didnt want to take a chance with his young star. "I said, Nope, its not worth it," Collins explained. "The upside is too high." Harvey also hit an RBI double to deep right-centre and scored in a three-run fifth that made it 4-0. Later, he hit a line drive that knocked reliever Joe Saverys glove off his hand but was thrown out at first. Harvey became the first Mets starter to win twice in one season at Citizens Bank Park, where New York took two of three after winning a five-game series at first-place Atlanta. "He was really good," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He was getting the ball over the plate. He was getting his slider on the outside of the plate against the left-handed hitters and he comes right after you.dddddddddddd" Wright hit his 12th home run in the ninth and finished a single shy of the cycle. But he wouldnt trade one of those doubles for a single. "I like doubles," Wright said. The club said the previous Mets player to have four extra-base hits in a game was Edgardo Alfonzo on Aug. 30, 1999, at Houston. New leadoff batter Eric Young Jr. had three hits and scored twice. Philadelphias only threat against Harvey came in the fourth, when Chase Utley hit a leadoff double and Ryan Howard worked a one-out walk. But Harvey got out of the jam by striking out Domonic Brown on a 99 mph fastball and retiring Delmon Young on a grounder. New York opened the scoring in the first when Marlon Byrd drove in Young with a sacrifice fly. In the fifth, Harvey helped himself by hitting the first of three RBI doubles for the Mets. Juan Lagares led off the inning with what appeared to be an easy fly to centre, but Ben Revere fumbled the ball in the exchange from his glove to his bare hand and it was ruled it a three-base error, opening the door for New York. The Mets added two more in the sixth. Josh Satin and John Buck drew back-to-back walks before Lagares chased Phillies starter John Lannan (0-2) with an RBI double. Buck scored on Omar Quintanillas sacrifice fly to make it 6-0. Byrd hit an RBI double in the seventh after Wrights triple. Mets relievers LaTroy Hawkins and Brandon Lyon closed it out, handing the Phillies their seventh shutout of the season. NOTES: Harvey is 3-0 with a 1.37 ERA in four career starts against Philadelphia. ... The Mets beat the Phillies for the third time in their last 13 meetings. ... Revere went 0 for 3, ending his 12-game hitting streak. ... Phillies reliever J.C. Ramirez struck out the side in order in the eighth in his major league debut. ... Over the last eight games, the Mets bullpen has limited opponents to two earned runs in 27 innings (0.67 ERA). ... The Phillies embark on a 10-game road trip beginning with a three-game series in San Diego on Monday, when Cliff Lee takes the mound. ... The Mets are off Monday before starting a two-game set with the White Sox in Chicago on Tuesday, when top prospect Zack Wheeler will make his second big league start. ' ' '

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