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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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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (7.22.19)

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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.

Embrace Putters with this Ping Anser 2 featuring a fresh face remill and satin finish.

Some great shots of Bettinardi’s “Box Car” flat-stick.

A look inside Oak Quarry Golf Club in Jurupa Valley, California, courtesy of Roberto Escartin.

Slick looking P790 driving iron with a micro annealed digital camo custom job from the guys at The Golf Garage.

Sweet finishing skills from Royal Payne Custom Putters on these flat-sticks.

Legacy putter featuring a welded plumbers neck, tri sole, and a lightly milled face from Olson Putter Co.

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

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Tweets of the Week: Stenson snaps, Rose’s shank of the year, and G-Mac loses his temper

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Shane Lowry produced the performance of his life to win the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but in a great week of golf, here are some of the things you may have missed, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere over the past seven days.

Impressions From The Open

Conor Moore on point as always!

Rose’s Shank Of The Year

The Englishman keeping the cameraman on his toes.

Matt Wallace And His Hero

Stenson Snaps

Beautiful technique from the big Swede.

G-Mac’s Frustration

When you find your ball 12 seconds too late…

Zach Appears On Phireside With Phil

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Brooks Koepka expresses his frustration over J.B. Holmes’ slow play at The Open

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Brooks Koepka began 2019 by calling out golf’s authorities for their lack of action over the slow play issue surrounding the game, and on Sunday at the Open Championship, the 29-year-old appeared visibly agitated over the speed of playing partner J.B. Holmes.

The two men teed off at 1.37 PM local time in the final round, and from their opening tee shots of the day, which Holmes would take significantly longer to play than his compatriot, it appeared the two could be in for an uncomfortable day with each other.

For the most part during Sunday’s final round, on the course, Koepka was to keep whatever frustrations which were bubbling under the surface to himself.

However, coming off the 12th green, the four-time major champ was seen staring at a rules official while motioning to his imaginary wristwatch, and on another occasion, the American looked less than impressed as his playing partner went through his deliberate putting routine.

Following their round, the 29-year-old was quick to point out that Holmes is far from being the only slow player on Tour, but explained what his biggest gripe was with the Kentuckian on Sunday at Royal Portrush – his inability to prepare when it wasn’t his turn.

“There are a lot of slow guys out here, that’s not the first time I’ve done it, especially when you’ve got a walking official with you. I’m ready to go most of the time.

That’s what I don’t understand when it’s your turn to hit, your glove is not on, then you start thinking about it, that’s where the problem lies. It’s not that he takes that long. He doesn’t do anything until his turn. That’s the frustrating part. But he’s not the only one that does it out here.”

Holmes’ nightmare performance didn’t help his pace of play as he struggled mightily in the harsh conditions during Sunday’s final round. The 37-year-old shot an 87 – 16 over par to move from third place at the start of the day to fourth last on six over.

Koepka had some sympathy for Holmes’ struggles in the wind and rain in Northern Ireland, but despite this, the Florida native made it clear that he still found the pace at times too slow.

“He had a rough day, but JB is a slow player. We were on pace for 13 holes, but if I’m in the group we’re going to be on pace no matter what. But there were some times where I thought it was slow.”

Koepka’s final round of 74 secured a T4 finish for the four-time major champ to complete an exceptional year at the major tournaments which included a win at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in May.

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