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Sport Report: Patrick Reed's caddie gets into altercation with fan at Presidents Cup

07:05  14 december  2019
07:05  14 december  2019 Source:   golfweek.com

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Reed ' s caddie involved in altercation with fan . And unlike several other sports, in golf fans can get pretty close to Athletes," Karain said as part of his statement. Patrick Reed ' s caddie , left, told ESPN's Michael Collins that many fans have been using vulgar language at the Presidents Cup this

Australian fans at the 2019 Presidents have given Patrick Reed an earful over his controversial waste-area penalty at last week’s Hero World Challenge. 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

Patrick Reed has taken more than an earful this week at the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.

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Reed came into the event fresh off a rules violation at the Hero World Challenge.

And right from the get-go fans have let him have it before and after each shot. Cries of “Get in the bunker!” among others have been heard frequently.

At one point during the Day 2 action, Reed did a mock shovel motion twice with his putter after draining a putt, in response to the continued barbs.

And then, during the morning four-ball matches of Day 3, we get this: A Golf Channel report that Reed’s caddie, Kessler Karain, Reed’s brother-in-law, got into it with a fan.

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Bad boy Patrick Reed was heckled on the first tee at the Presidents Cup Thursday by the Australian crowd who loudly jeered the controversial American, then Reed ' s tee shot sped across the fast-running fairway and toppled into the sand to a roar from the partisan fans at Royal Melbourne, but

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 his controversial bunker penalty in the Bahamas last week. The American, who was given a two-shot penalty for improving his

Several of the International players, most notably Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman, have encouraged spectators to heckle Reed, or as the Aussies like to say, “give him a sledging.” On Friday, Leishman said a, “football crowd is what we needed.”

Perhaps the continued heckling has affected Reed. He has gone 0-3 so far before being sidelined by captain Tiger Woods for the Day 3 foursomes.

Details were scant as to exactly what kind of altercation took place.

Karain reportedly sent a statement to Barstool Sports’s Fore Play Podcast, confirming he jumped off a golf cart and shoved a spectator who cursed at Reed.

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The Presidents Cup matches a team of top-rated American golfers against a team of international golfers However, while much of the US team will be well-received by knowledgeable fans , American Patrick Reed is likely to hear quite a few boos, catcalls and epithets from the fans in attendance.

“Hey Patrick , does your caddie have 14 clubs and a shovel,?" joked one fan just before Reed teed off against Moments after he drove his ball, another yelled: “ Get in the bunker!" Reed then hit his approach into the bunker on the second hole and his tee shot on the par-3 third again found the sand.


This isn’t the first shove involving Reed this week. Things got chippy with Smith during Thursday’s session.

Golf Channel’s Steve Sands also reported that the PGA Tour and security are aware of the incident. Another report said that Karain will meet with Tour commissioner Jay Monahan before the day is over.

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