Ryder Cup 2018: Patrick Reed turns villain and tells European crowd to shut up as they boo him

PATRICK REED has turned villain early and told the European crowd to shut up after they booed him on the first tee.

Reed loves living up to his Captain America nickname and got his first jibe in at the home supporters during the final day of practice at Le Golf National.

 Patrick Reed tells the European fans to shut up in his practice round

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Patrick Reed tells the European fans to shut up in his practice round

The US star received deafening jeers as he smacked his drive away on the first hole.

Reed was playing with Tiger Woods and the two took it in turns to play shots, indicating US captain Jim Furyk is thinking of putting them together in tomorrow's afternoon foursomes.

And they are likely to form a formidable partnership in the morning fourballs too.

Reed famously told the European supporters to shh at the 2014 Ryder Cup during his singles match with Henrik Stenson.

 The fiery American looked to secretly be loving the reception

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The fiery American looked to secretly be loving the reception
 Reed loves playing the villain in the Ryder Cup

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Reed loves playing the villain in the Ryder Cup
 Reed famously told the home fans to shh in the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles too

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Reed famously told the home fans to shh in the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles too

The reigning Masters champ was getting heckled at Gleneagles.

One fan shouted out asking if Reed had been practising his putting after missing a tiddler in the Saturday afternoon matches.

And the 28-year-old's fiery response indicated just how he felt after the barb.

Reed went on to win his match one-up and will be desperate for the same this year in France.

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PATRICK REED has turned villain early and told the European crowd to shut up after they booed him on the first tee.