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



“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


  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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Exploring Ireland: Where to golf, drink and stay on the Emerald Isle. Pt. 2. Old Tom Morris Links, Donegal



In these series of articles, I will be taking you around the Emerald Isle providing you with great golf courses to visit in some of the loveliest spots in Ireland. I’ll also be highlighting the best and most authentic Irish bars in these spots, as well as places to stay, eat and how to get there. Whether you’re taking a golfing holiday to Ireland in 2019 or are interested in doing so sometime in the future, I’ll make sure to let you in on the best places to spend your time.

In Part One of our Exploring Ireland series, we focused on County Wicklow and showcased Woodbrook Golf Club. Now it’s time for Part Two, and we’re taking a trip to the far northwest corner of the island, and into County Donegal.

While it may not be the most accessible destination, Donegal is an absolute must for anyone traveling to Ireland. Voted number one on The National Geographic Traveler’s ‘cool list’ for 2017, Donegal is like no place you’ve ever seen. Full of breathtaking beaches, incredible walking trails, cosy pubs and of course, excellent golf courses, you’re guaranteed to have a great time here.

Old Tom Morris Links, Donegal


My pick for the top golf course to visit in the county is the Old Tom Morris Links, situated within the Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort.

In 1891, while a guest of Lord Leitrim, Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews decided to visit Donegal, and in typical Tom Morris fashion, he believed that it was the ideal location to build a championship course. What Morris created was a course with wide rolling fairways and magnificent greens that have stood the test of time.


The course was renovated twice before a new Strand Nine opened in 2009 which now plays as the front nine of the Old Tom Morris Links. The addition gives the course a wonderful mix of a traditional and modern links feel.

The challenging course plays over 6,900 yards from the back tees, and only offers up the relief of three par-fives. The challenge can also become even more daunting should the wind blow, and being situated along “The Wild Atlantic Way,” you should expect nothing less.


While you will no doubt enjoy the stern test and the natural feel of the golf course, visitors will have even more to look forward to should they take the trip here. The course runs along Tramore beach overlooking Sheephaven Bay and offers up sensational views no matter what hole you are on during your round.

The rates to play 18 holes at the Old Tom Morris Links begin at $40 in winter, and $60 during the summer months.

Food & Drink – The Olde Glen Bar, Carrigart


A 10-minute drive from the course will take you to The Olde Glen Bar a few minutes from Carrigart, which Ulster’s very own Hollywood star and golf fan Jamie Dornan (The Fall, 50 Shades of Grey) called the “best bar in the world.”

The bar first opened in 1768, making it one of the oldest bars in Donegal. The Olde Glen Bar has kept its very traditional feel, and when you get there, you will feel like you’ve been transported back in time. Wooden floors, big open-lit fires, low ceilings and door frames add to the charm of this little bar where there is always something going on.


There is live traditional music playing in the bar every weekend, and along with the music, The Olde Glen Bar boasts an excellent craft beer, whiskey and gin selection. The bar prides itself on its Kinnegar beer, brewed just up the road, and it’s well worth a try if Guinness isn’t your thing.

The bar also features a highly acclaimed restaurant, offering up dishes such as seatrout, venison, supreme of chicken and plenty of other delights.


Where To Stay

The obvious choice is the Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort itself. This luxury establishment will cater to all your needs and is the ideal place to stay when in the area if you have the money to splash out. A classic double room will set you back around $200 a night, or you can go for the stay and play option which provides you with two nights bed, and breakfast along with a round of golf at both the Old Tom Morris and the Sandy Hills Links for around $300 per person.

If you’re looking for somewhere less expensive or more traditional, then there are plenty of cottages in the area that will add even more character to your adventure. Here’s what you can expect should you wish to stay in an Irish cottage in the area, and it will give you a feel for true Irish life out on the Atlantic Ocean.


Donegal has lots to offer should you manage to pull yourself away from the course or the bar. Fishing, walking trails, surfing and scuba diving are all favorite activities to do while visiting Donegal. One must visit, however, is Glenveagh National Park, which is a nature reserve with beautiful scenery of mountains, lakes and woodlands. The highlight of the park though has to be Glenveagh Castle, built in 1870.

How To Get There

The lack of quality public transport in the area makes it a little trickier than other spots to get to, but if you’re driving, then there’s no issue at all. The Old Tom Morris Links is a 3 hrs 30mins drive from Dublin City Centre, 4hrs 10mins from Galway City Centre, and 1hr 15mins from Derry City Centre. If you happen to be flying into Donegal Airport, then it will take you around an hour to get to the area.

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Tweets of the Week: Best golf posts from Twitter over the last week



Jon Rahm triumphed in the Bahamas, Cameron Smith got the job done down under, and Kurt Kitayama was victorious in Mauritius, but there were plenty more talking points in the golfing world over the past week. Here’s a look at some things you may have missed, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere.

Rose and Stenson’s Wardrobe Mishap

They proved how well they could perform together when they excelled at Le Golf National in September, but the European pair may have been a little too in sync on the opening day of the Hero World Challenge…

Focus like Chikkarangappa

Chikkarangappa lost his cool on the 16th hole in Mauritius over the weekend, but the Indian showed that it would take more than a ridiculously loud phone going off on his downswing to put him off his stride.

Tiger Fever

It’s reassuring to know that it isn’t just us humans who are obsessed with the 14-time major champ.

Dustin’s Stats

Another decent season for DJ then…

Tommy Fleetwood’s Perfect Solution

Controversy surrounded the result of the mega boxing match between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder over the weekend. The consensus was that Fury had won the fight, but when the contest was declared a draw, golfs very own Tommy Fleetwood came up with the only reasonable solution to decide the winner.

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Patrick Reed hasn’t spoken to Spieth since the Ryder Cup, tells media: “He has my number”



If you thought that the messy Ryder Cup fallout involving Patrick Reed was a thing of the past, then think again. Ahead of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Reed revealed that neither he nor Jordan Spieth had reached out to each other since the biennial event to clear the air after their relationship appeared to break down at Le Golf National.

When asked to comment on the matter, Reed put the ball firmly in Spieth’s court, stating: “He has my number,” according to the New York Post’s Mark Cannizzaro.

Reed’s issue with Spieth arose in the aftermath of the 2018 Ryder Cup after reports emerged that Spieth no longer wanted to partner Reed in the four-ball or foursomes format. Reed, as well as his wife and mother in law, criticized Spieth following the U.S. teams defeat in Paris, and now Reed has stated how changes to the usual pairings to appease one or two individuals on the side was detrimental to the U.S. team.

“You had to look at the breakdown of all the guys on the team and what was best for the entire team, not just one or two individuals. So you split up Jordan and I, right? Then you split up Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler, who have played great golf together … groupings that had been proven successful in that format. So it was about the team, not one or two individuals.’’

The 28-year-old was criticized heavily for his comments after the event in Paris, where he took shots at both Spieth and captain Jim Furyk. However, Reed believes that the condemnation he received was un-justified, claiming that when Phil Mickelson did similar back in 2014, he received plaudits, before Reed suggested that he is not given a fair shake from the media.

“He did it and got praised. I did it and got destroyed. It all depends on who the person is, obviously.’’

Reed wasn’t done taking a swipe at the media either and claimed that his relationship with Spieth is absolutely fine and that it is the press that has created the perceived friction between the two men, saying: “I have nothing against Jordan, nothing against him at all. That is done by the media, that’s not done by how he or I feel.’’

I think it’s fair to say that we’d all like to hear from Spieth on that one.

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