GEORGE W. SHUSH: Patrick Reed gets presidential
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

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The above photo is probably the best picture we’ve seen all year. During the opening ceremonies at the Presidents Cup in South Korea, the American team was joined by President George W. Bush, who posed for plenty of photos.

The most memorable moment occurred when Patrick Reed and Bush raised an index finger to their mouths to recreate the infamous “shhhh” gesture that Reed made during last year’s Ryder Cup in his singles match against Henrik Stenson in Scotland. 

Via WUP at the time of the incident:

After Reed drained a 10-footer on no. 7 at Gleneagles, he immediately held up his finger to his mouth and shushed the crowd, which was probably the best American play of the week.

“The guys this week have been saying it just wasn’t as loud as it normally is at Ryder Cups,” said Reed after beating Stenson 1-up. “The European guys were saying that. The U.S. guys were saying that. And me being a rookie, I thought it was pretty loud.

“Since I made that putt, I can give them the hush sign — that’ll definitely get them going. It got them going. It got everyone going, not only the Europeans, but the U.S. side going, which is good to see. You know, it was just a lot of fun. It was all in fun.”

As we all recall, the Americans lost the Ryder Cup to the Europeans again. But, luckily for Team USA this week, they’re playing the Internationals in the Presidents Cup, where the last — and only — time the Americans lost was in 1998.

Reed is teamed with Matt Kuchar in the first foursome match. They will take on Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace on Thursday morning in Incheon City, Korea.