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WATCH: Patrick Reed confronts a camera crew at the European Open

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“I’m not going [hitting the ball] until y’all get the heck out of here,” Patrick Reed told a camera crew during the first round of the European Tour’s Porsche European Open in Germany.

Standing over his ball at Green Eagle’s 10th hole, the Golf Channel’s Instagram post shows Reed’s caddie, Kessler Karain motioning to someone and gesturing.

“You’re rattling change in your pocket. That’s why I’m pointing at you for,” Kerrain says forcefully.

Reed eventually says, “He lost privileges by going like that [rattling it in his pocket] with change],” before sending the crew further away.

See the incident below.

Warning to all camera crews: Do NOT jingle your change around Patrick Reed!

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Fan behavior is a subject that can be debated, but there’s absolutely no excuse for anyone inside the ropes to ever be anything but respectful and quiet.

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  1. chuck beard

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Like him or not he is justified in asking the person to be quite while he is hitting the shot. The culprit should be warned and should be re-trained in how to conduct himself while working any golf tournament.

  2. Shane Ingram

    Jul 27, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    I wouldn’t jump to firing the guy but P.Reed’s handling is justified and practical. Most spectators just outside the ropes are conscious of not moving and making noise in those seconds before the player makes their shot, let alone those working inside the ropes.

  3. Dude

    Jul 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    This actually helped the guy rattling the change. Reed might of stolen it if he didn’t warn them. I kid, I kid.

  4. Jim McPherson

    Jul 27, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Staff and crew working these tournaments shouldn’t have to be told how to conduct themselves!

    If the players & caddies have to correct them, they shouldn’t be there in the first place…

  5. Lovejoy

    Jul 27, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Good on you Patrick!

  6. Davis

    Jul 27, 2018 at 10:49 am

    The cameraman should lose his job. He was deliberately trying to disrupt play even after being repeatedly warned by Reed’s caddie. VERY unprofessional.

    • Level Head

      Jul 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      I love how we live in a culture where we think people should just be fired for anything. Man loses his job for jiggling loose change.

  7. Joe Perez

    Jul 27, 2018 at 8:06 am

    I believe the offending individual was not the cameraman, but the other member of the two-man crew, who might be the “support” person who carries the battery pack and/or other stuff. If the actual cameraman is is operating the camera on a mono-pod, he’ll need both hands to operate it.

    • Joe Perez

      Jul 27, 2018 at 8:10 am

      Appears there were TWO camermen, one with a still camera on a mono-pod and one with the TV camera. Guess they’re making those batteries “long-lasting.” ^_^

  8. mlecuni

    Jul 27, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Go play in the USA where they scream and drink around you Patrick.

    • Geoffrey Holland

      Jul 27, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      Unless you’re completely clueless you do realize that he does play in America on a regular basis right?

  9. JR

    Jul 27, 2018 at 12:33 am

    ‘Murica!

  10. Stump

    Jul 26, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    I’ll bet it wasn’t the first time they had problems with the camera dude that day as well. Good on P Reed.

  11. Tartan Golf Travel

    Jul 26, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    There is a level of trust the players have with the cameraman. They expect them to be quiet and not move. That is really inexcusable by the cameraman.

    • Bob

      Jul 27, 2018 at 3:04 am

      The camerman had nothing to do with it … keep up, Reed even tells the camerman sorry…

      • Tartan Golf Travel

        Jul 27, 2018 at 10:43 am

        It appears there were two cameraman…. keep up! Even if it was support for the cameraman wtf difference does it make? Same level of trust.

    • mlecuni

      Jul 27, 2018 at 3:58 am

      yet Mr REED is a real diva

  12. Dan

    Jul 26, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Good for him. He’s a professional and the cameramen should be too.

    • rymail00

      Jul 26, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      Yup I’m glad I’m not the only who thought this as well.

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Florida man sues Tiger Woods and Joe LaCava over incident at 2018 Valspar

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A Florida man is suing Tiger Woods and his caddie, Joe LaCava, claiming that the latter intentionally shoved him at the 2018 Valspar Championship causing him injury.

As first reported by the Tampa Bay Times, the Pasco County resident attempted to take a selfie with Woods on the par-3 13th hole during the third round of play at the Valspar where he alleges LaCava pushed him “causing him to stumble and fall into the crowd of spectators”, per the lawsuit.

Though the lawsuit does not go into specifics, it is claimed that the shove caused Brian Borruso to be hospitalized – both losing the ability to earn income and also aggravating an existing health condition. Borruso is looking for more than $30k for damages caused.

Borruso’s attorney, Josh Drechsel, stated that the PGA has refused to cooperate and claims that the incident has been caught on camera.

Woods has been named in the suit as LaCava was employed, managed or directed by him at the time and according to rule 10.3 of the USGA’s rules: “A player is responsible for his or her caddie’s actions both during a round and while play is stopped under 5.7a, but not before or after a round.”

 

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Tiger Woods hosts Champions Dinner – ‘quarantine style’

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Tiger Woods hasn’t let the postponement of the 2020 Masters stop him from enjoying his April Champions Dinner, doing so ‘quarantine style’.

In a post on Twitter, a beaming Woods, in the company of his children Sam and Charlie and his girlfriend Erica Herman, is seen hosting his own Champions Dinner with probably the greatest table centerpiece that’s ever been seen.

Woods had initially planned on serving sushi, fajitas and milkshakes at Augusta National this week, saying earlier this year:

“Being born and raised in SoCal, having fajitas and sushi was a part of my entire childhood, and I’m going back to what I had in 2006.

So, we’ll have steak and chicken fajitas, and we’ll have sushi and sashimi out on the deck, and I hope the guys will enjoy it.”

The 44-year-old will get the chance to serve his guests just that in November when the 2020 Masters gets underway.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (4.8.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Throwback to Bernd Wiesberger’s Masters stamped wedge.

Great looking covers from Sugar Skull Golf dropping Sunday.

Super Nickel plated BB1 from Embrace Putters.

New divot tools from Tyson Lamb.

A look at Murray Downs Golf and Country Club courtesy of Logan Keighran.

Cookies and Cream custom job from The Golf Garage.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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