Patrick Reed played some amazing golf to win his Masters title but it's difficult to be a fan. I'm not doing the love in. Go to all the other golf sites for that.



Reed annoyed me last month when he argued with officials over a drop.  He invoked the name of Jordan Spieth as someone who would have gotten a free drop in similar circumstances.  That wasn't good form. Here's the video.


This was one of the most disgusting things I've ever heard an angry player say.


I wasn't happy a few years ago when Reed used a loophole to retain his European Tour card.

Then there was Shhhhh..... But that was nothing really.

But don't act like a dick in a normal matchplay event.



But that's nothing compared to allegations of cheating and theft at college.

Stephanie Wei (a must read) has talked to one of Reed's college teammates Josh Gregory, who detailed cheating at college.

"Sitting at a long table with Gregory at one end and Reed at the other, the group went over both of his practice rounds hole-by-hole, and found that Reed's stated score had been incorrect on both occasions.
"Reed reacted defensively, and when the teammates advised him to admit that he'd been shaving scores on purpose—since they'd respect him more if he was honest—he refused, and became angry. He was especially aggressive with the teammate from the first round, who was described as 'easily the nicest guy on the team.'"
Wei also spoke to Jason Payne, who coached Reed in college at Georgia, and references "character issues".

Patrick Reed has established himself as one of the best players in the world of golf and I wish him nothing but the best both personally and professionally. While getting to know Patrick through the recruiting process as a coach, a few character issues came to light, that we as coaches thought we could help Patrick with. Once Patrick was on campus for a few months, it became clear that Patrick was not going to mesh with the make up of the team at that time, and he was dismissed from the team.
There is no doubting the ability of Patrick as a golfer, it was Patrick as a person that we chose not to associate with. The story that has been reported by Shane Ryan is an accurate account of his college career at UGA—including the suspicions held by his former teammates. I am sure Patrick has learned from his past and is now the best individual, golfer, husband, and father he can be.
There's a lot more of this story to play out; only the sleeves have unraveled yet.

All these accusations are also in Shane Ryan's book, Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour.




Then there was the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, where Reed had police remove his own parents, Bill and Jeannette, off the grounds and their badges taken off them. He hasn't spoken to them since. Or his sister

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