By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
Patrick Reed is trying his best to focus on one cup at a time.
The 26-year-old San Antonio native and world No. 14 ranks eighth in the Ryder Cup standings for the United States, but can put himself in prime position to hoist his first career FedExCup with a victory at The Barclays.
"Of course (the Ryder Cup is) on my mind," Reed said after shooting a 5-under-par 66 to share a one-shot lead with Scotland's Martin Laird after the opening round of the FedExCup Playoffs kickoff at treacherous Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y.