Patrick Reed holes out for early eagle at Royal Troon

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Patrick Reed holed out for an eagle 2 on the par-4 third hole at Royal Troon in the first round of the Open Championship on Thursday.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 4:21 a.m.

Something about golf in Scotland just seems to bring out the best in Patrick Reed.

Reed was the star of Ryder Cup USA in 2014 at Gleneagles with a 3-0-1 record in his debut (a losing effort for the U.S.). On Thursday in the first round of the Open Championship, he made two quick pars on holes 1 and 2 before this beauty at No. 3:

That right there is an eagle 2.

Reed followed that with a birdie at No. 4 to get to 3 under through four holes and right near the top of the leaderboard. 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.