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Patrick Reed’s mother-in-law takes aim at Furyk, Spieth, and Ryder Cup politics



If you thought the ugly fallout from the United States defeat at the Ryder Cup had blown over then you were sorely mistaken. Patrick Reed and his wife, Justine, have already had their say on the likes of Jordan Spieth and Jim Furyk, and now Reed’s mother-in-law has decided to air her views on the U.S. failure at Le Golf National.

Posting in the comments section of an article written about Reed (on Facebook), the Texan’s mother-in-law goes to town on Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk and the cliques within the U.S. Ryder Cup side. Components which she believes were to blame for the poor showing of the U.S. side last week in Paris.

Right now the feud is quite one-sided, with neither Spieth or Furyk getting involved, and the likelihood of either man responding publicly to some of the claims made this week by Reed and his family seems slim. However, that doesn’t seem to deter the women in Reed’s life, who are determined to defend his performance in Paris.

Golf journalist Alan Shipnuck was also on the hit list of Reed’s M-I-L, while there was also time for another swipe at Jordan Spieth.

Anyone else looking forward to some battles on the golf course between Reed and Spieth in the new season?

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag



  1. Dee

    Oct 10, 2018 at 1:57 am

    It’s the freakin Ryder Cup. Who cares except the corporations making bank on it? Forgot it was even going on.

  2. The dude

    Oct 8, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    And……she’s right!!!

  3. joro

    Oct 8, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Looks like the whole bunch of them are nuts. The only thing I can say about it was the perfect match would have been putting Reed against Poulter the last day, would that have been entertaining. Both of them pointing at each other, pounding their chests, hushing the crowd, and maybe ever a little punch now and then with some Bodyslanning, that is if Poulter could pick up Reed.

    They could even have the respective Wives and Mother-in- Laws have a Tag Team event after the match is over or one is knocked out. And then a big riot in the Crowd to finish the week. What a sham The Cup has turn3e into.

  4. James

    Oct 7, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Which is a trait of leadership and maturity:
    1. being dishonest and likeable, or
    2. being honest and unlikeable?

    Hint: It’s not 1. Time for Snowflake Americans young and old to grow up.

    • Ron

      Oct 8, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      Those aren’t the only two options available. A lot of people would argue that Reed and his family are dishonest and unlikable.

  5. Golf Golf Golf

    Oct 7, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Dang – mom-in-law hit’n the two buck chuck pretty hard. I bet if they were to do the “blind” poll now on the most disliked pro PR would be in first place. Never thought Poulter would move up a click… he’s still my most disliked.

  6. Tommy

    Oct 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Wow…now it’s the Mother-in-Law’s turn to chime in? This family is all working together to dig this hole of theirs deeper and deeper. I’m guessing they figure that there’s nothing to lose since nobody likes him as it is, so it can only improve. Talk about an ugly echo chamber! Patrick will continue to eat and practice alone. Who wins the Payne Stewart award first…..Reed or Spieth?

  7. Travis

    Oct 7, 2018 at 10:31 am

    PR is too young to alienate himself from his peers like this… I don’t know why you’d want to play a game where you see nearly the same 100-125 people every single week and purposefully make them dislike you. Sounds like a lonely and depressing life to me.

  8. Simms

    Oct 7, 2018 at 1:20 am

    Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup etc…just as what was once called the silly season are nothing but “Made for TV” exhibitions by some of the best golfers in the world period…they mean absolutely nothing in the realm of Professional Golf….Professional golf is not a team sport, never has been, never will be….

  9. Gator

    Oct 6, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Regardless of what you think about Patrick, his wife or his Mother In Law. Tell me the last team player for the US who went 6-0 in singles matches. Has anyone ever done that before?

  10. Eric

    Oct 6, 2018 at 10:26 am

    This is gonna be a TLC series soon. They are right of of the trailer park.

    • John Walker

      Oct 8, 2018 at 11:45 am

      OMG!…Spot on there, Bro!…The ‘Witches of Eastwick’ have arisen again! LOL

    • fredoso

      Oct 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      “The real mil’s of the PGA Tour”

  11. Tricky R

    Oct 6, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Why is it that when I read Big Momma’s posts I picture her typing it on a flip phone sitting in her Lazy Boy in the double wide with a cig hanging off her lip?

  12. David

    Oct 6, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Hmmmm, haven’t heard from Reed’s parents in awhile….oh, that’s right they aren’t allowed to speak to the press or to the wife or to the grandchildren. She has the right but if my mother in law was needed to fight my battles it would be a lonely christmas. I don’t want to hear from the peanut gallery.

    • Dr Troy

      Oct 6, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      THIS…You are spot on. The mother in law that seems to be as cray as the daughter that is married to him. Another piece of evidence that they grabbed on to fat boy and that they can say anything they want in public, yet HIS parents cant say anything at all, else they are the crazy ones! This is nutso. Go ahead PR, have a lonely life on TOUR with your caddy, Justine’s brother and yourself.

  13. Johnny Penso

    Oct 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    When do the Reeds appear on Jerry Springer?

    • Nagah

      Oct 6, 2018 at 7:25 am

      I can just see the end of the show.
      Reed sitting in a chair opposite Spieth.
      Jerry opens an envelope. Turns to Speithand
      says “You are not the golfer”.
      Reed jumps up and says “ See I told you so”.

    • Jamie

      Oct 6, 2018 at 11:18 am

      I had to look up who Jerry Springer was. You guys watch that and think you have a credible opinion here? LLLOL!!! Go back to the trailer park and stop trying to drag others into your dying world.

  14. Johnny

    Oct 5, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    0-6 in singles speaks volumes, must have someone carrying him in other formats, sounds like she knows what she is saying.

  15. Brandon

    Oct 5, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Maybe if you weren’t a giant douche people would want to play with you.

    • Greg

      Oct 5, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Personally I would rather play with a douche who was honest than a likeable sugar-coating bee-esser.

      • Terry BombSpastic

        Oct 12, 2018 at 5:19 pm

        What makes you think he is honest? You don’t know this.

  16. Scheiss

    Oct 5, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Way to go mom! Let it all hang out! You have it spot on.
    Everybody else who can’t see the truth in what she and Patrick are saying are delusional and need to hold each other’s weak hands, which is exactly the point she is making. Which is precisely why the US lost, which is exactly what she is saying.
    Which is fine for the Europeans.

  17. Tom

    Oct 5, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Reed’s wife and in-laws appear to be either very immature, or are possibly suffering from some sort of mental disorder. Whatever it is, it appears to be contagious…

    • Greg

      Oct 5, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      Telling the ugly truth requires much maturity and wisdom. Time to grow up.

    • Looper

      Oct 5, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      You’re an expert in mental disorders? Tom, SSSHHHHHHH!!!

  18. Tom

    Oct 5, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    To the Reed family, “Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhsh!”

  19. Curt

    Oct 5, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    The Reed family are NOT afraid to ostracize themselves.

  20. Dennis

    Oct 5, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    “Hi I am Patrick Reed, and I am a terrible person. Before I tell you about myself, first let me introduce you to all of the trash human being I surround myself with.”

  21. Jamie

    Oct 5, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Balls. Good for her. That’s freedom. That’s American, unlike Reed’s sheepish parents and millions of other phonies who need a thoughtpolice nannystate.

  22. carl

    Oct 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    The more I hear from Reed and his wifes family, the more I am to believe that his wife and her family are POS. Sounds like Reeds parents were right.

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



Louis Oosthuizen cried tears of joy after winning the South African Open, while Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman triumphed at the QBE shootout. But those weren’t the only talking points over the last week in the golfing world. 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.

Uncanny Bubba Impression

He’s nailed impressions of Dustin Johnson and Keegan Bradley in the past, and now Jack Bartlett turned his talents to the mercurial Bubba Watson. The result is both hysterical and scarily impressive.

“Mud Ball!!”

Because the original “mud ball” moment is just as hilarious.

The Turf Chopper

A look into the future of golf on the fairways?

DeChambeau’s New Bag

Bryson showed off his slick new golf bag while in action last week. What do we think GolfWRXers?

Please Replace Divots

A squirrel at the QBE Shootout this week showing more etiquette on the course than some golfers do.

Open Championship Mania

An 11-year old’s mother showed just how much her boy enjoyed his experience at this year’s Open Championship…

…leading to The R&A and Open Championship combining to provide the kid with an experience that he will never forget.






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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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