The American team player Patrick Reed meets during the President’s Cup golf tournament at the Melbourne Melbourne Golf Club on Saturday in Melbourne Hole 14 in his Fourball match, December 14, 2019. (AP Photo / Andy Brownbill)
MELBOURNE, Australia – The caddy for Patrick Reed will not be in the pocket for the last Presidents Cup session after pushing a viewer who cursed him too close to Reed.
The tour announced the decision after the double session on Saturday, which ended with a 10: 8 lead by the international team. Reed said in a statement that he respected the decision and that everyone focused on winning.
Kessler Karain, Reed's brother-in-law, says he has heard interruptions at Royal Melbourne for three days, some have gone too far and he has had enough.
Reed was a unique target for the American team this year due to a rule violation in the Bahamas last week. At the Hero World Challenge, he twice removed a lump of sand behind his ball in a garbage area. When the incident was shown to him on video, Reed accepted the two-shot penalty.
Reed was unable to birdie in Fourballs on Saturday morning when he and Webb had lost Simpson for the third time in a row.
"On the cart, the guy was about a meter away from Patrick and said:" You (explicit) sucker. "I got out of the cart and pushed him, said a few things, probably a few expletives," Karrain said, explaining "Fore Play," a podcast run by Barstool Sports.
Karrain said that security had arrived and he had left in the car.
"I don't think there is a caddy I know who could blame me," said Karrain. "Unless his bones break like Mr. Glass's. The worst thing was a little spilled beer, for which I am happy to compensate him."
One of the ways to replace him as Reeds Caddy is Kevin Kirk, his swing coach.
US. Captain Tiger Woods said the situation with Reed, one of his four picks, was not a distraction.
“We came here as a team. We have gathered around our teammate and are looking forward to tomorrow, ”said Woods.
He placed Reed in 3rd place in the lineup after Els first went and C.T. Pan at this point. This prevented Reed from facing one of the three Australians on the team.
Fans referred to the former Masters Champion this week as "Patrick Cheat" and made fun of him. A fan introduced him as "The Excavator" when he tee off for a training session on Tuesday.
Reed did not help his cause on Friday when he made a birdie putt, lay down on his ear and pretended to use his putter as a shovel. He likes to mix it up with the gallery in these team competitions, but the violation of the rules in the Bahamas was evident on the video and sensitive to players who appreciate the rules. Reed claimed that his racket was about 20 centimeters behind the ball. Video didn't indicate that.
Els said he felt bad for the caddy and the fan, and stressed that the gallery was not nearly as bad as the international team in New Jersey two years ago.
"The caddy must have been very hot, obviously he was fed up with what he heard," said Els. "I feel for the fan. He came to watch golf, and that was probably that Last thing he thought would happen. That's how I feel for both. "
Reed had the wrong memories at the Ryder Cup last year when he interviewed the New York Times immediately after the US defeat and criticized Jim Furyk for missing two games and Jordan Spieth ending his partnership ,
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