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Patrick Reed may be preparing for the Travelers Championship but the American cannot help keeping one eye on the upcoming Olympics.

Reed, who turns 25 on Friday, will compete alongside Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler in the USA team and will fly to Rio after the Travelers Championship concludes.

And the world number 14 recently received a boost after the USA bag and clothing arrived, much to his excitemnet.

“I’m obviously very excited to play for the Olympics, if you couldn’t tell,” Reed said. “When I got word that I was able to carry the bag this week to show the fans — the Olympic bag — just the thought of that, putting the clubs in this morning adrenaline was going.”

“When I got the call to represent the U.S. at the Olympics, there was no doubt that I was going to play. Anytime I can wear red, white, and blue I’m going to and I’ll be on the first flight. Pretty easy decision for me.”

“I was glad to be able to pull it out and wear the colors proud this week,” he added about his bag. “Just something about being able to wear your colors that gets me going…I’m having goose bumps just thinking about it.”