I have watched the Ryder Cup, so no need for the condescending comment
I also remember reading about a hundred times how unpopular the guy is with basically everyone on tour. I also remember him losing his 2 pairs matches in Paris. And I also remember there being a bit of a public fallout over the fact that he wasn't paired with Jordan Spieth there, when it had been a successful partnership before...
I would pick the guy if I was the US captain, and I also love that he is a bit of a rascal on the pro circuit as opposed to the rest, who generally seem like a bunch of nice guys. But as an example of leaving out a great player simply for a personality clash, there is no better candidate.
I recall those matches very well, Tiger was dead weight in both, he was appalling, did nothing and against “Molliwood” the pressure on Reed was ridiculous. He was given no run out in foursomes. In his singles match he beat Hatton comfortably, who had a couple of wins under his belt by then (often carried by Casey it must be said, but he was 2-0-0).
I put zero weight in Paris for Reed. In matchplay - and the Ryder Cup - He is a juggernaut. You might argue he’s unpopular but I doubt many US guys would complain if paired with him. You just have to show up on a few holes and he’ll carry you in. In Gleneagles he was the difference between badly beaten and humiliated. He delivered in Hazeltine and took out a flying Rory in a front 9 for the ages.
Leave him out on Personality? Ask the US team if they agree. I really doubt it!