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Patrick Reed better hope green jacket can keep him afloat at the Masters

It was December in the Bahamas and Patrick Reed was on top of his world. Not just because it was December and he was in the Bahamas, but because he was there playing in Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge as the reigning Masters champion. Reed had his green jacket on the trip with him, because, like many Masters champions, he was bringing it with him wherever he went. Champions are permitted to wear the jacket outside of the Augusta National grounds for only the year after their victory. “I take it everywhere,’’ Reed told The Post as he strolled around the Albany Golf Club during a practice round that December day. “I only get it for 365 days. Of course I have it with me! Come on!’’ Some past champions, like Phil Mickel ...