Tiger's 'deal with the devil' savaged by US critic
Patrick Reed has responded to the fiery 'cheating' accusations levelled at him ahead of the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.In a remarkable diatribe, Chamblee claimed Tiger Woods had made "a deal with the devil" by picking Reed in the US team as the 29-year-old with a long-held reputation for lacking respect for the game of golf continued to swat away claims he was a 'cheat'.
Patrick Reed ' s caddie , left, told ESPN's Michael Collins that many fans have been using vulgar language at the Presidents Cup this week with no response or repercussions from security. EPA/ROB PREZIOSO. Smith noted that he expected spectators to taunt Reed over the incident.
Patrick Reed ' s first tee shot at the 2019 Presidents Cup ironically rolled into a greenside bunker As he analyzed his line, one spectator caught everyone’s attention: “ Reed , are you going to make your Fan at the President ’s cup to Patrick Reed . “ Patrick are you really going to make your caddy carry
The caddy of controversial golfer Patrick Reed has admitted to shoving a spectator at the Presidents Cup golf at Royal Melbourne.
The American star has received regular booing and general heckling from the crowd since Thursday, over allegations of cheating by Reed during a tournament last week.
In a statement to the Fore Play podcast, Kessler Karain responded to reports of a physical altercation at the course on day three of the team event.
Golf cheat call cost Reed as friend: Smith
Australian Cameron Smith says his criticism of US Presidents Cup golfer Patrick Reed after his cheating scandal appears to have cost him their friendship.The pair have crossed paths during practice at Royal Melbourne this week with Smith revealing that Reed had ignored him.
Patrick Reed played up to his role as pantomime villain at the Presidents Cup on Friday when he made a shovelling gesture during his foursomes match in a defiant reference to The shovel gesture raised memories of Reed ' s infamous 'shush' during the 2014 Ryder Cup , when he raised a finger to
As Patrick Reed braces for the coming storm, the Aussie sports fan group, the Fanatics, are preparing several chants targeting him. Australians Cameron Smith, a Presidents Cup debutant, and team stalwart Marc Leishman did plenty of that during the Australian Open in Sydney last week.
He admitted he "shoved" an abusive punter, but said it was not an overly explosive confrontation.
"As a caddy, one of your jobs is to protect your player. And unlike several other sports, in golf fans can get pretty close to athletes," Karain wrote in his statement to the Barstool Sports podcast.
"We have been known for having fun with some good banter, but after hearing several fans in Australia for three days some had taken it too far. And this gentleman was one of them.
"Riding on the cart, guy was about three from Patrick and said, 'you f***ing suck'. I got off the cart and shoved him, said a couple things, probably a few expletives."
"Security came and I got back in [the] cart and left."
Karain said no caddy he knows would blame him for what he did.
Tiger thrills as Els' International side rallies
The United States playing captain led from the front on the opening day of the Presidents Cup. But they didn't have it all their own way.Woods fired four birdies in the opening five holes – including a spectacular chip-in on the par-three fifth where he ordered playing partner Justin Thomas to retrieve his ball from the cup – as the fancied American duo beat Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann four and three.
Patrick Reed endured a villain’s reception at the Presidents Cup , but he’s given this event the juice it needed. Among the jokes shouted Reed ’ s way was this by an American-accented fan, “ Patrick , are you really going to make your caddie carry 14 clubs and a shovel?”
Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods say they have put Reed ' s Hero Challenge penalty behind them as Presidents Cup play is about to begin. The Presidents Cup isn’t going to be a simple golf tournament for Patrick Reed , the golfer nicknamed Captain America for his prowess in international
"Unless his bones break like Mr Glass, the most harm done was a little spilled beer, which I'm more than happy to reimburse him for," he said.
The fans at Royal Melbourne were riled up by Australians Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman, who drew attention to the scandal from the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, when Reed copped a two-stroke penalty for moving sand from behind his ball with two practice swings while in a bunker.
Leishman described Reed's actions as "pretty ordinary".
"It didn't look too good for him," he said.
"There's opportunities there [to sledge Reed]. As long as it's not disrespectful. You never want to cross the line but there's some pretty good ammo there, isn't there?"
Smith said Reed's response — claiming he made a mistake but did not intentionally try to improve his lie and saying that the camera angle was deceptive — was "bullshit", adding he had no "sympathy for anyone that cheats".
"I hope the crowd absolutely gives it to not only him, but everyone [on the American team] next week," he said.
Smith did, however, say he and his teammates on the international team "would tell the crowd to settle down a bit" if things got too hectic.
There have been reports of a minor physical interaction on the course between Smith and Reed this week.
Presidents Cup 2019: Tiger returns to open singles with title on the line .
After sitting out Saturday's action, Tiger Woods will resume his playing responsibilities as the USA eye an eighth consecutive trophy.The USA head into the final day trailing the Internationals 10-8 following a dramatic ending to Saturday's action at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.