Patrick Reed gets ripped over rules controversy

Alex Myers discusses Captain America’s bunker penalty and the reaction he’s gotten from fellow tour pros.

Released on 12/9/2019

Transcript

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So Patrick Reed is the center of attention again
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in the golf world.
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This time, it's not good.
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During the third round of the Hero World Challenge,
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cameras caught Reed moving sand from behind his golf ball
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on not one, but two practice swings.
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Such an improvement of his lie was a clear rules violation
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to everyone watching except,
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well you guessed it, Patrick Reed.
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After the round, Reed accepted
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the blatant two-stroke penalty, but blamed the camera angle
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for making it look worse than it was.
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And the next day he told the media
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he always gets a raw deal.
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Patrick, a little advice on your method of damage control.
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Sh, you're only making things worse.
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Of course, if Reed wants to say something
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he should start with an apology.
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And not to the fans, but to his fellow players.
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In the meantime, some of those fellow players
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are speaking out against the 2018 Masters champ.
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Eddie Pepperell tweeted at Reed,
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What the bleep were you thinking?
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Fair question.
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Marc Leishman said Reed has provided
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the Presidents Cup crowds in Australia with
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some pretty good ammo.
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True.
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And Cameron Smith called Reed's camera angle explanation
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[beep]
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And said, I don't have any sympathy for anyone who cheats.
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Cam using the dreaded cee word, yikes.
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I'm not going that far because it's hard to believe
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someone would be that dumb with the camera rolling
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right behind them.
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But as soon as Reed's digging in the sand happened,
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someone dug up a clip of him doing the exact same thing
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at Tiger's tournament four years to the date.
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And that viral video of Reed instructing
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a European Tour camera crew to go away
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while he set up for a shot from the rough
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in Germany last year, also resurfaced.
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On the heels of the Houston Astros
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systematic cheating being exposed,
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let's just say Reed is lucky Jimmy Jomboy O'Brien
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isn't a golf fan.
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That dude pours over old footage,
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like I go through holiday M&M's during December.
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Of course, none of Captain America's teammates
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have called him out, yet.
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Or at least, not publicly.
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You have to wonder if the topic came up during their
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20-hour plus plane ride from the Bahamas to Melbourne.
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That's a long trip.
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I hope captain Woods provided some good snacks at least.
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Anyway, for the week, justice was sort of served
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as those two penalty strokes wound up being the difference
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in Reed finishing behind winner Henrik Stenson.
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I see what you did there golf gods.
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[upbeat music]
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