Tiger Woods' upcoming Presidents Cup teammate, Patrick Reed, is convinced that the former is the greatest of all time.

Woods might be playing with Reed in every session of the upcoming Presidents Cup. But before the two would get the chance to help each other out, Reed has already paid his playing captain the ultimate compliment.

Based on Reed’s perspective, Woods is “the greatest player on the planet” and it has always been helpful for his career whenever he gets the chance to play with the “GOAT.”

In a recent interview with Golf Week, Reed expressed his thoughts about Woods after learning that the legendary golfer will be his captain in the tournament. And according to Reed, there’s no question Woods definitely deserves the spot and he is pleased to have a chance to learn from the greatest.

“It’s going to be amazing,” Reed said about playing with Woods.

“It was awesome hearing that he was going to be a captain and the way he’s been playing, it’s awesome to see that he’s going to be playing. I mean, he definitely earned that spot to be able to play on the team. Any time you can have the greatest player on the planet playing on your team, it always helps you out,” Reed continued.

Reed is teeing it up in the $8 million DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, the final event of the 2019 European Tour. After that, the 2018 Masters winner will head to Woods’ Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas before joining Woods at the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia.

Ahead of the Presidents Cup, the 29-year-old said that he believes competing in European Tour events has made him a better player.

“The biggest thing I like is the challenge of getting used to different time zones, different cultures, different grasses and golf courses. Even if it’s Bermuda (grass) over here compared to Bermuda at home, there is still a little difference. It definitely makes you become a more rounded golfer as well as being able to adapt very quickly whether it’s time zones or different surfaces,” Reed explained.

Tiger Woods was in his first outing since arthroscopic knee surgery two months ago
Tiger Woods was in his first outing since arthroscopic knee surgery two months ago AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURA

Given Reed’s optimism about playing with Woods, it seems like Woods will surely work out well with the much younger golfer. It is highly likely that Reed will learn some of the strategies Woods have perfected all throughout his career.

Last month, Woods revealed why he always win during tournaments. According to the 15-time major champion, he never allowed himself to commit “mental mistakes” whenever he’s in the field.

“I’ve always felt I should never make a mental mistake. We’re under no time pressure, no one’s trying to rip our heads off—there’s no reason I can’t go without making a mental mistake the rest of my career.,” Woods pointed out.