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Sport Golf cheat call cost Reed as friend: Smith

12:40  11 december  2019
12:40  11 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Reed, Smith get physical at Presidents Cup

  Reed, Smith get physical at Presidents Cup American Patrick Reed and Australian golfer Cameron Smith reportedly collided as their verbal stoush turned physical during the Presidents Cup.Smith labelled Reed a cheat after the Texan was penalised two strokes during a tournament last week for improving his lie when he moved sand with his practise swing.

US golfer Patrick Reed was penalised for improving his lie last week in the Bahamas AFP. Reed acknowledged at the time that he moved sand with both practice swings and therefore violated the rules, calling it You go out in the Presidents Cup and try to play the best golf you can," he said.

© William WEST US golfer Patrick Reed was penalised for improving his lie last week in the Former Masters champion Patrick Reed denied he was a cheat Tuesday after being penalised for improving He has been criticised by some members of Ernie Els' International side, including Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith of Australia and the International team looks on during their team photo ahead of the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on December 11, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.© Getty Images Cameron Smith of Australia and the International team looks on during their team photo ahead of the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on December 11, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian young gun Cameron Smith is standing by his cheating comments about Patrick Reed despite it costing him his friendship with the US Presidents Cup star.

The pair have crossed paths during practice at Royal Melbourne this week with Smith revealing that Reed had ignored him.

The Texan was penalised two strokes during a tournament in Bahamas last week for improving his lie when he moved sand with his practise swing.

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Former Masters champion Patrick Reed denied he was a cheat Tuesday after being penalised for improving his lie, insisting his actions were not intentional. Reed acknowledged at the time that he moved sand with both practice swings and therefore violated the rules, calling it "unfortunate".

American golfer Patrick Reed has denied cheating in a tournament last week and hit out at International team Golf - European Tour - BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Britain Former Masters champion Reed fired back at a news conference on Tuesday, saying

The 2018 Masters champion denied he intentionally broke the rules.

Smith had been outspoken with his criticism, saying Reed's justification was "bull----" and accused him of "cheating the rules".

Ahead of the opening day of the tournament the Internationals debutant said there was now tension between the pair.

"I'm sure he didn't like it," Smith said on Wednesday.

"I think there is a little bit of tension there. I've looked at Patrick a couple of times but he hasn't looked back."

The 26-year-old Queenslander said he and Reed shared a physio so were previously on good terms in the locker room but felt that may no longer be the case.

"I think our friendship, I guess, is not quite there any more," Smith said.

But the world No.52 didn't back down on his comments.

"I just think it's a case of what's right and what's wrong. I think there's something to be said about that."

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