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Are you sitting comfortably? Reed’s week somehow got worse

A week ago Patrick Reed will have been looking forward to the Presidents Cup. How things have changed for the once-upon-a-time Captain America
 

The Patrick Reed controversy continued on Saturday at the Presidents Cup but this time it was his caddie, Kessler Karain, who was at the centre of the storm.

On Friday Reed lost his rag with the fans with a comedy sand-in-the-shovel gag  but this time it was his looper who saw red.

According to reports, Karain lost his cool after Reed and Webb Simpson lost their third match of the week.

Karain, who is also Reed’s brother-in-law, provided the media with a statement himself, explaining the situation in which he is said to have confronted a fan who he believed had overstepped the mark with comments directed at his player.

He said: “As a caddie one of your jobs is to protect your player. And unlike several other sports, in golf fans can get pretty close to athletes.

“We’ve been known for having fun with some good banter, but after hearing several fans in Australia for three days, some had taken it too far, I had enough. And this gentleman was one of them.

“I got off the cart and shoved him, said a couple things, probably a few expletives. Security came and I got beck in the cart and left. I don’t think there’s one caddie I know that could blame me.”

The PGA Tour are looking into the situation and confirmed in a statement following the conclusion of Saturday’s play that Reed’s caddie would not be returning for the Sunday singles. It is not yet confirmed who will be working on Reed’s bag.

Reed did not interview after his match but did address the decision to change his caddie for Sunday. He said: “I respect the tour’s decision. We are all focused on winning the Presidents Cup.”

His rules fiasco at last week’s Hero Wold Challenge is the reasoning behind the jeers that Reed has been receiving from the galleries this week, and his poor performances have only brought on further ridicule.

Joe Hughes

Tour editor covering men's golf, women's golf and anything else that involves the word golf, really. The talk is far better than the game, but the work has begun to change that.

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