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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 the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected]



  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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19th Hole

‘Nobody’s watching’ – Nick Faldo takes aim at Greg Norman and LIV ahead of the Masters



Sir Nick Faldo is once again criticizing LIV Golf and its commissioner Greg Norman.

For those who’ve been following Faldo’s condemnation of LIV since the inception of the league, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

The 65-year-old told Telegraph Sport that he had no issues with the players who’ve left the PGA Tour, but instead with the “false narratives that have been pushed by Greg Norman.

“I’m not against them. They decided the grass is greener on their tour. Fine. The gripes I get is when he [Norman] said these things about doing it to grow the game of golf.”

“We’ve all been here 40 years or more, hang on mate. And all this, ‘we’re going to supercharge the excitement’. Well, we haven’t seen any excitement because nobody’s watching. The fact is they got a ridiculous cash offer, which for some of them was the right thing to do.”

“If you want to go and do something different, fine. But this [playing in The Masters] is a bit like, I had a job in a store and now I’ve got a new one, then you’re calling the store to get my bonus because I did 20 years with you.

“Hey, the grass is greener on the other side and all that, so OK, don’t be surprised if people object when you come back. But as we said, it’s gone very quiet. So good luck changing the game.”

With Faldo being so critical of LIV, there will be an interesting dynamic at play during next week’s Masters tournament. Eighteen LIV golfers, including six former Masters champions will be teeing it up at Augusta National and Sir Nick will be once again in the booth with Sky Sports’ broadcast team.

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Bryson laments end of friendship with Tiger who ignored birthday text



At Wednesday’s pre-tournament press conference prior to LIV Golf Orlando, Bubba Watson said that there’s no awkwardness between PGA Tour players and LIV players.

“It’s only awkward in the media. I’ve talked to people that are going to be there. I’m going to sign up with Jason Day and Cam Young in the par-3. Some guys have already asked me to play some practice rounds.”

“Media is the only one that is pushing it. I have nothing against anybody. If you change jobs, I’m not mad at you. If you start reporting for somebody else, hey, man, it’s a better decision for you and your family. Have at it.”

Brooks Koepka agreed, saying he sees Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas regularly with no issue.

“I think that’s one of the big things. Down in Jupiter, we see each other. I was just with Rory and J.T. yesterday, and I think Keegan was there. We see each other quite a bit. I mean, there’s a lot of conversations.”

However, according to Bryson DeChambeau, there is some animosity towards PGA Tour and LIV players.

In an interview with Golfweek, the big hitter said that he’ been “cut off” by a prominent PGA Tour player.

“I was always kind of a guy who did it myself so I didn’t have too much contact with too many players but we’re cordial. I’ve talked with Jordan (Spieth) numerous times at Dallas National, anybody that’s out there, Will (Zalatoris) I’ve had a couple of conversations with but no problems.”

When Bryson was asked if anybody had stopped talking to him, he replied, “Yeah, definitely, I’m sure you can guess who.”

The interviewer guessed that DeChambeau was talking about none other than Tiger Woods, and the 29-year-old confirmed that he was.

“Yeah, I’m not going to throw anyone under the bus. He’s been a great friend. I texted him on his birthday. It is what it is. He has his viewpoints on it and thinks we’re potentially hurting his record. If anything, nobody is ever going to touch his record. That’s just it, that’s the bottom line. There’s a chance to grow the game even more and I hope one day he’ll see the vision that we all have out here.”

DeChambeau continued, saying he didn’t miss much about playing on the PGA Tour.

“I miss nothing. I mean, I love the fans, I love the people who came to support me. I loved all that. We’re starting to get the crowds out here, slowly but surely. People are starting to get what the model is and people are starting to like the teams a bit. From what I can see, the general consensus is things are moving in a more positive direction and I’m pleased with that.”

It’s been a struggle for the former U.S. Open champion since joining LIV, as he’s yet to even sniff contention since his move.

DeChambeau will look to get into form in a hurry this week at LIV Orlando before teeing it up at The Masters next week.

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‘Never be buddies’ – NHL star hits back at Brooks Koepka following golfer’s heckling



Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson and Patrick Reed all take part in this week’s LIV Golf Orlando, their own prelude to the Masters starting on April 6th.

So, of course, at Wednesday’s presser, they were asked about their preparations, what would happen if one were to win at Augusta and, naturally, about ‘Cone-gate,’ a recent incident involving Koepka, a traffic cone, and an insult hurled at NHL defenceman Aaron Ekblad. 


Koepka, captain of the Smash GC team, was happy to answer the reporter’s question and had his fellow LIV players intrigued by his revelations:

Q: Brooks, sort of a viral clip from last week at the Panther game, I was just curious what’s your beef with Aaron Ekblad, and did you bring the cone from home?

Brooks: I did not bring the cone. He gave up a bad goal. It was a bad pass in the third. I’m a die-hard P’s fan, and he gave up a bad goal.

Bubba: What sport is this?

Reed: Hockey.

Brooks: Really?

Yeah, it’s all right. Yeah, he gave up a bad goal I think midway through the third, and I just felt like if they didn’t win that game, they weren’t going to make the Playoffs. Dedicated fan, man.

Bubba: What is that cone he’s talking about?

Brooks: There was a cone. There was a cone that was just outside, so I —

Bubba: Were you hydrated that night?

Brooks: Yeah.

Bubba: Now we’re getting to it.

Brooks: Absolutely. Listen, I’m a die-hard fan.

Bubba: Is your shirt on or off?

Brooks: It’s on.

Bubba: I ain’t gonna look at it then.

Brooks: But I’m a die-hard fan, man. When they do something good, I’m the first one to cheer them, I’ll text these guys.

Bubba: Did you not text him?

Brooks: I didn’t text him, no. I did not.

Well, Ekblad has since responded, and told Sportsnet’s Luke Fox that he doesn’t know Koepka and that they will “never be buddies.”

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