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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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Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay to caddie at next week’s PGA Championship



Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay will return to looping duties at next week’s PGA Championship after a mix up meant that Max Homa’s caddie would be unavailable.

Speaking on the Get a Grip podcast, Homa explained that his regular caddie Joe Greiner wanted to attempt to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Chambers Bay – believing that the event was the week of the Charles Schwab Challenge.

However, after realizing the event was in the middle of this year’s PGA Championship, it left Homa stuck, but Greiner quickly found him a decent replacement in the legendary Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay.

“I’m super, super fortunate. I’ve gotten to know Bones out at Whisper Rock in Arizona and he is truly one of the nicest, greatest people I’ve ever been around.” said Homa on teaming up with Mackay.

Mackay has recently worked for NBC and Golf Channel telecasts since his split with Phil Mickelson. However, he has also worked as a fill-in caddie for Justin Thomas, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Jimmy Walker over the past couple of years.

Next week will be the first time Bones has teamed up with Homa, and it’s a prospect that the 30-year-old is relishing.

“I have the utmost respect for Joe’s caddying and I mean this is not a slight at all, so please believe me when I say that … but it’ll be really cool to be around someone like Bones,” said Homa. “Joe has learned his way into this. Not that Bones didn’t, but he’s been doing this forever.”


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Smylie Kaufman explains brutal 1-foot miss at Monday Qualifying



We’ve all heard stories about how cutthroat Monday qualifying is each week, but Kaufman’s tale is a real heartbreaker.

Kaufman missed out on a playoff by one stroke, and the crucial one stroke needed to make up the ground was a missed 1-foot putt.

The Alabama native took to Twitter on Tuesday explaining the missed 1-foot putt, which he put down to: “not realizing my ball accumulated so much water and sand” after a rain delay.

Golf fans were perplexed by the incident, with many not sure if Kaufman had failed to mark his ball, but it’s more likely that the putt was his second after the restart. Just brutal luck.

The 29-year-olds fall from grace has seen him drop to 1530 in the World Golf Ranking, having made just one cut worldwide since 2019.

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Rory McIlroy’s heart rate hit stunning high on 72nd hole at Wells Fargo



PGA Tour professionals are imperious at looking cool under pressure, but in reality, they aren’t immune to high moments of stress.

Thanks to Whoop’s partnership with the PGA Tour, now us mere mortals can all see exactly how the best are feeling.

The most stressful moment for Rory McIlroy at Quail Hollow last week came on the 72nd hole when he hooked his 3-wood off the tee dangerously close to the water.

Per Whoop Live, the Irishman’s BPM (Beats per Minute) spiked to 140 following the tee shot. It settled back to 115 as he addressed his approach to the green but once again rose dramatically following his putt to win, with his BPM hitting a remarkable 151.


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Whoop, the human performance company and 24/7 fitness tracker and health monitor, became the official fitness wearable of the PGA TOUR in January.

Part of this partnership includes Whoop Live, which throughout the season will highlight player biometric data and heart rate during defining moments with real-time metrics integrated into live broadcast and digital content.

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