‘Bad boy’ Patrick Reed caught up in ‘cheating controversy’
Patrick Reed (USA), the ‘reputed bad boy’ in the men’s golf world, was suspected of breaking the rules by cheating this time.
Reed, who is participating in the DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) Dubai Desert Classic held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), made a tee shot mistake at the 17th (par 4) hole of the third round on the 30th (Korean time). The ball went off the fairway and disappeared after heading toward the palm tree.
The ball was believed to have been caught in a tree, but it was unclear whether the ball belonged to Reed. The field officials rushed over and checked the ball with binoculars, and after hearing that Reed had marked an arrow on the Titleist ball, they ruled that the ball belonged to Reed.
If the ball was not confirmed, he could have lost more strokes because he had to take a third shot with a one-stroke penalty from the teeing ground, but Reed, who received a one-stroke penalty under a tree, bogeyed the hole. 토토사이트
The DP World Tour announced, “For a clear decision, the referee chairperson did not ask the player which tree the ball landed on, but confirmed the ball through the ball mark.” Reed also assured that it was “100% my ball,” but suspicions do not subside easily as it continues to be argued that Reed’s ball was headed toward another palm tree through social media. This is partly due to Reed’s past. Reed, who is known as the ‘bad boy’ of the golf world, has caused controversy several times in the past for cheating on golf rules.
Reed, who transferred to the LIV Golf Invitational Series sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), presented a wooden tee to Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), the world’s No. There were also times when they threw a . The American press, which called this ‘T-Gate’, commented on the situation in the third round as ‘T-Gate’.