‘I’m Shocked!’: Patrick Reed Suffers a Massive Setback as His ‘Pathetic Attempt’ Gets Slammed by the Golf Community

Published 11/19/2022, 5:45 AM EST

The $750 million defamation lawsuit of Patrick Reed has been dismissed. Fans reacted to the news, which has stirred up the golfing world. The LIV defector initially filed the lawsuit only against Chamblee in August. However, he withdrew the case to refile it in Florida Court. Reed added other defendants, such as Shane Bacon, Damon Hack, and Eamon Lynch, to the lawsuit before refiling it in Florida. He also filed it against media companies Golfweek and Gannett.

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According to the lawsuit by Reed, the defendants conspired as joint tortfeasors to defame Mr. Reed. The PGA Tour executives and the tour commissioner Jay Monahan are also part of the lawsuit filed by the golfer. However, it was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on Friday. Let’s find out what fans have to say about the news.

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How did fans react to the dismissal of the lawsuit by Patrick Reed?

According to fans, there was no convincing case, to begin with. The allegations of formal PGA members were baseless and made no sense. Reed has a dishonest career, as fans believe. And the lawsuit was a pathetic attempt that fell short.

In contrast, it shocked some of the fans to learn about the dismissal of the case. However, some fans called LIV golf players whining babies. According to fans, it was utterly unnecessary and a pointless action by the LIV defector, Reed.

Reed joined LIV this year, leaving behind the legacy of the PGA tour. During his first LIV event in Portland, he said he moved to the Saudi-backed circuit to enhance his quality of life. However, the more important reason to make the switch was family. Since LIV plays 54 holes, golfers have more time to spend with their families.

Let’s see what the golf fans have to say about this dismissal of the lawsuit.

What are the details of the case?

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According to the golfer, he was “constructively terminated” as a member of the PGA tour after joining LIV. The lawsuit states that the PGA tour has been engaged in a pattern where they practiced defamation for Reed. The tour misreported the information with the knowledge of falsifying the truth. They have purposely omitted key facts to mislead the public and spread hate against the young golfer.

Golf – The 150th Open Championship – Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland, Britain – July 15, 2022 Patrick Reed of the U.S. on the 17th during the second round REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

However, the case was dismissed by a judge yesterday. They did not accept the lawsuit because the complaint “failed to give defendants notice of the grounds upon which each claim rests.” Reed has alleged 120 factual allegations, followed by incorporating all 120 allegations into each and every count. Therefore, the LIV player will have to file the lawsuit again by December 16, 2022.

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What are your thoughts on the dismissal of the lawsuit? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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