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Cam Smith claims his friendship with Patrick Reed is finished as tensions rise at Presidents Cup

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Emotions are running high at this week’s Presidents Cup, and Cameron Smith has continued his back and forth with Patrick Reed ahead of the opening day from Royal Melbourne, claiming that their friendship is now a thing of the past.

The Australian accused Reed of cheating at last week’s Hero Challenge, an accusation Reed took umbrage with, who dismissed those claims from the 26-year-old on Monday.

Speaking to the media at this week’s Presidents Cup, Smith described how tensions are reaching boiling point down under after both men’s disagreement on the incident, per the AFP.

“I’m sure he didn’t like it. I think there is a little bit of tension there. I’ve looked at Patrick a couple times but he hasn’t looked back. I’m looking forward to the weekend.”

But don’t expect Smith to make the first move in putting to bed their current quarrel, who added that he wouldn’t be going out of his way to speak to Reed this week, and how their friendship has disintegrated over the dispute which began last weekend.

“I definitely won’t go out of my way. I think our friendship, I guess, is not quite there anymore. I’m here to do a job for Ernie and that’s all I’m focusing on. I think it’s case of team versus team, what’s right and what’s wrong.”

Anyone for a Smith-Reed singles match at this week’s Presidents Cup?

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  1. CamTheSham

    Dec 31, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I am sure Patrick lost some sleep.

    Cam should really reconsider any friendship with the person who told him he should wear a flat bill.

  2. Sam

    Dec 24, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Hamburger-and-fries with a ‘diet’ coke Fatty Patty Reed

    1-3

    bwwhahahahahahahaha

    • Sam got no life

      Dec 27, 2019 at 5:27 pm

      Fatty Patty Reed spanked Sam’s monkey!

  3. y2zar

    Dec 17, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Friendship ended with ?M?u?d?a?s?i?r Patrick, now S?a?l?m?a?n Ernie is his best friend

  4. RATT TRAPP

    Dec 16, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    It’s a bird…..It’s a plane…..No……it’s SUPER RAT!!

  5. jgpl001

    Dec 16, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Cameron Who?
    I am sure Reed is devastated..

  6. CrashTestDummy

    Dec 16, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Oh, come on. Hug it out like Spieth and Reed. Lol.

  7. Terry

    Dec 15, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Hilarious “I love me some me” Im so tuff Thomas lost to nobody Cam ha ha

  8. A. Commoner

    Dec 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Why such nastiness? In a broad sense; please, show some civility and charity.

    • A. Commoner's Mom

      Dec 15, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      It’s time for bed little rat face. Get ready for your sponge bath!

  9. Rich Douglas

    Dec 15, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Shhhh. I’m busy looking for someone who cares what some guy named Cameron Smith says. I’ll be awhile.

    (This is no defense of Reed.)

  10. James

    Dec 15, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    In Sunday singles news, let’s go out to the Woodshed:

    Based on the hole-by-hole: Patrick Reed 4&3 over Ratface

    Lesson: Don’t talk sh*t until after the prize is decided.

  11. Big Muley

    Dec 15, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Cam loves the taste of Ernie’s balls in the morning.

    • Dyson Bochambeau

      Dec 16, 2019 at 8:42 am

      You can’t expect to win with dirty balls

  12. Rt

    Dec 15, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Cameron smith is an instigator. He took the situation with Reed and tried to turn it into something to use against the entire US team.
    Reminds me of a spoiled snot nosed kid.

  13. Don L

    Dec 14, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Smith is exaggerating his importance. Hope Reed takes him to the woodshed.

  14. James

    Dec 14, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Rat Face is going to be crying the next PGA Tour event he plays in. Not smart.

  15. Cooter Jones

    Dec 13, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Damn dog….Cameron Smith looks like a rat that morphed into some kind of human being. I kinda feel sorry for the bloke!

  16. Porky Pig Reed

    Dec 12, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Fatty Reed is the only American that I want to lose every single match that he plays.

  17. scooter

    Dec 12, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Sounds like this wasn’t a friendship, but rather an acquaintance … on both sides … friends would talk about what happened out of the public eye … just another occurrence of social media trash talking gone awry

  18. Pelling

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    DJ suffered the ultimate travesty at Whistling Straits when he ground his club in a bunker the size of a thumb, but wasn’t advised of situation until AFTER he holed out on the 72nd green…

  19. Bob Jones

    Dec 11, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Or we could just stick to golf and not turn the incident (which is OVER by the way) into a soap opera.

  20. gerald cunningham

    Dec 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    to even have a course like that is stupid…either make it a bunker or not….if it is not a bunker, you can ground your club. and when you have acres of soft sand like a bunker, how can you ground your club and NOT move sand. dumb design.

    • BWheatZydeco

      Dec 15, 2019 at 9:48 am

      Oh really? I’m sure you are eminently qualified as a course architect and therefore exactly the person to critique Royal Melbourne.

      Go back to your muni and quiet down little guy.

      • Geoffrey Holland

        Jan 13, 2020 at 3:02 pm

        The Patrick Reed incident had nothing to do with Royal Melbourne.

    • Rich Douglas

      Dec 15, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      This misses by a mile.

      It wasn’t the status of the area of play–whether or not it was a penalty area. The issue is that he improved his lie with his practice swings–something that is not allowed ANYWHERE on the course.

      Did you not even review the event?

      • Bob

        Dec 29, 2019 at 8:30 pm

        Sand behind the flange cant be seen or felt on the take away. twice is careless or deliberate you decide

  21. cu2morrow

    Dec 11, 2019 at 11:48 am

    I had no idea …. I’m stunned STUNNED I tell you !

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National Golf Foundation’s nationwide course surveys show human and business impacts Coronavirus has had on golf

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National Golf Foundation

The National Golf Foundation has conducted multiple surveys to study both the human and business impacts that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to have on the game of golf.

Amongst their findings, the NGF found that based on phone surveys for over 1,000 golf facilities, 74% of in-season golf courses remain open despite the current Coronavirus pandemic. (As of March 27)

National Golf Foundation

The organization also revealed that there is a temporary golf course closure in the following states – Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

National Golf Foundation

From a golf business standpoint, the NGF asked the ‘Top 100 businesses in golf’ how the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus had affected their business – with 23% saying severely, and 42% saying significantly.

National Golf Foundation

The consumer perspective has also changed dramatically due to the pandemic. The NGF’s findings show that while previously the situation had not had an impact on consumer’s golf equipment purchase decisions, the research now shows that the vast majority are now delaying any golf equipment spending.

Check out all the findings from the NGF’s research here at thengfq.com/covid-19.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (4.2.20)

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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.

Beautiful looking creation from Tyson Lamb.

Dropping tomorrow from American Flatsticks.

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

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Check out the betting markets for the potential Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson “The Match” Part 2

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“The Match” Part 2 may have only just been teased by Phil Mickelson this week on his social media account, but that hasn’t stopped bookmakers from pricing up some exciting betting markets for the potential showdown.

BetOnline.ag have chalked up Woods as favorite to exact revenge on Lefty, but the company have also priced up markets on the total curse words used between the two, the number of Tiger twirls we will potentially see, and much more.

Here’s a full list of the betting markets BetOnline.ag have created ahead of the potential Woods-Mickelson “The Match” Part 2:

How many holes will be conceded?

  • Under 2½ holes 4/11
  • Over 2½ holes 2/1

Match Winner

  • Tiger Woods 20/33
  • Phil Mickelson 5/4

Number of 3-putts recorded by Tiger and Phil

  • Under ½ 3-putts 5/12
  • Over ½ 3-putts 33/20

Which pairing will win Tiger vs Phil II?

  • Tiger Woods / Peyton Manning 5/9
  • Tiger Woods / Tom Brady 2/3
  • Phil Mickelson / Peyton Manning 11/10
  • Phil Mickelson / Tom Brady 7/5

Which player will make the most birdies?

  • Tiger Woods 10/13
  • Phil Mickelson 10/11

Will a Play Off be needed to decide the winner?

  • No 1/3
  • Yes 5/2

Will Hole No. 18 be played?

  • Yes 10/13
  • No 10/11

Will there be a Hole In One?

  • No 2/55
  • Yes 17/2

Will Tiger Woods wear a red shirt?

  • Yes 2/5
  • No 17/10
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