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Sports Cam Smith rips Reed: 'I don't have sympathy for anyone that cheats'

13:25  09 december  2019
13:25  09 december  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Reed holds 3-shot lead midway through Hero World Challenge

  Reed holds 3-shot lead midway through Hero World Challenge Patrick Reed pulled away from the field with his second consecutive 6-under 66 to take a three-shot lead after Round 2 at the Hero World Challenge. The 29-year-old entered Thursday's round sharing the top spot with Gary Woodland. But thanks to eight birdies - and one bogey on No. 17 - Reed gave himself a large cushion with 36 holes to play."Captain America" is trying to remove any doubt as to whether he truly deserved a selection for next week's Presidents Cup from Tiger Woods with a victory in the Bahamas.Speaking of Tiger, the tournament host rebounded from opening-round 72 with a bogey-free 66 on Day 2.

Patrick Reed caused a firestorm over ' cheat ' allegations at the Hero World Challange. “ I know Pat pretty good and he’s always been nice to me , so I don ’ t want to say anything bad about him but anyone ’s cheating the rules, I ’m not up for that… I don ’ t have any sympathy for anyone that cheats .”

Cameron Smith was not impressed with Patrick Reed . Reed was sanctioned for flattening out sand behind his ball with two practise swings, but insisted he didn't improve his lie despite conceding he had moved sand and therefore violated the rules. " I don ' t have any sympathy for anyone that cheats .

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The Presidents Cup is about to get heated.

Cameron Smith, who is representing the International side during next week's event, took aim at Patrick Reed after the American was caught improving his line of play during this weekend's Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

"If you make a mistake maybe once, you could maybe understand but to give a bit of a bullshit response like the camera angle ... that's pretty up there," Smith said, according to Evin Priest of the Australian Associated Press, via Yahoo.

Reed swiped sand away from behind his ball twice. He was assessed a two-stroke penalty for the infraction.

Reed penalized at Hero for improving lie, blames camera angle

  Reed penalized at Hero for improving lie, blames camera angle Patrick Reed was given a two-shot penalty Friday at the Hero World Challenge after improving his lie of play on the 11th hole at the Hero World Challenge.The penalty occurred on the par-5 11th hole during Reed’s third round at Albany Golf Course. He was leading the tournament at 12 under and preparing to play his third shot from a buried lie in the waste area when cameras showed him twice brushing back sand from directly behind the ball with his club after address.

Reed told reporters that he believed a different camera angle might have exonerated him, and Smith offered a colorful reaction when speaking with " I don ' t have any sympathy for anyone that cheats . I hope the crowd absolutely gives it to not only him, but everyone (on the American team) next week

Cameron Smith was not impressed with Patrick Reed . Reed was sanctioned for flattening out sand behind his ball with two practise swings, but insisted he didn't improve his lie despite conceding he had moved sand and therefore violated the rules. " I don ' t have any sympathy for anyone that cheats .

Afterward, the 29-year-old blamed the camera angle for creating the illusion that he cheated.

"I think with a different camera angle they would have realized that if it was from the side, you would have seen that with the backswing. It was not improving the lie because it was far enough away from the golf ball," Reed said. "But after seeing that camera angle, because it brushed the sand it was a penalty."

Reed later added that he got a raw deal after losing the tournament by two strokes. It wasn't the first time he's been caught improving his line of play, either.

Smith, who hails from Brisbane, Australia, expects the crowds at Royal Melbourne to make life difficult for the polarizing American.

McIlroy gives Reed benefit of doubt: People 'kick him when he's down'

  McIlroy gives Reed benefit of doubt: People 'kick him when he's down' Rory McIlroy is the latest player to chime in on Patrick Reed's sand-sweeping fiasco from Round 3 of the Hero World Challenge and decided against piling on his Ryder Cup rival. "The live shot isn't as incriminating as the slow-mo," McIlroy said on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" on Monday. "It's hard because you try to give the player the benefit of the doubt. He's in there trying to figure out what way to play the shot." The Northern"The live shot ... isn't as incriminating as the slow-mo," McIlroy said on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" on Monday. "It's hard because you try to give the player the benefit of the doubt. He's in there trying to figure out what way to play the shot.

The court of public opinion — including some of his fellow pros — was not kind to Reed , with Presidents Cupper Cameron Smith saying, “ I don ’ t have sympathy for anyone who cheats .” What’s your take on this latest rules kerfuffle? Was the infraction so egregious that Reed should have been disqualified?

" I don ' t have any sympathy for anyone that cheats . " I hope the crowd absolutely gives it to not only him, but everyone (on the American team) next week." Now 29 and a seven-time winner, Reed was also the subject of various reports of cheating while he played college golf at the University of Georgia.

"I hope so," he said. "I don't have any sympathy for anyone that cheats.

"I hope the crowd absolutely gives it to not only him, but everyone (on the American team) next week.

"I know Pat pretty good and he's always been nice to me, so I don't want to say anything bad about him. But anyone's cheating the rules, I'm not up for that."

The Presidents Cup gets underway Dec. 12.

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Report: Reed's caddie involved in altercation with fan .
Patrick Reed's caddie, Kessler Karain, was involved in a physical altercation with a fan after the conclusion of Saturday's four-ball session at the Presidents Cup, according to Golf Channel's Steve Sands. "There was a little bit of an altercation earlier today after the morning matches with Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson. Kessler Karain, the caddie for Patrick Reed, got into an altercation with one of the fans," Sands reports. "(Reed) played in"There was a little bit of an altercation earlier today after the morning matches with Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson. Kessler Karain, the caddie for Patrick Reed, got into an altercation with one of the fans," Sands reports.

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