Twitter User Defends Patrick Reed’s Cheating Incident From 2019 and Gets Exposed by Fans

Published 10/27/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – July 29, 2021. Patrick Reed of the United States looks on. REUTERS/Toby Melville


Patrick Reed is an infamous name among golf fans. Moreover, he has been facing the heat from the fans, especially on social media. He blocks golf fans and even the media if they criticize him slightly. 

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However, there has been new information regarding Patrick Reed’s cheating incident. This cheating incident took place during the third round of the Hero World Challenge in December 2019. Moreover, the information has come from a Twitter user named useGolfFacts. So let us see what exactly he has to say about this incident. 

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A Twitter user defends Patrick Reed in the alleged cheating incident 

A Twitter user named useGolfFacts with around 20,000 followers is said to be an account affiliated to Patrick Reed. Moreover, everyone believes that Reed’s wife, Justine, is the one who manages this account. And to prove this, the account posted the same tweet about Rory McIlroy’s embedded ruling disaster at this year’s Farmers Insurance Open. 

Jun 17, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Patrick Reed waves after his putt on the second green during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, during the same week, Reed was facing the heat from golf fans on social media. The fans considered Reed had got away with picking up his ball from what was an embedded lie in the thick rough. And a European Tour pro, Eddie Pepperell, had made a tweet about this Patrick Reed incident.

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The tweet read, “Of course it can be true that in the case of Patrick Reed, he *may* have cheated, but that doesn’t mean he always cheats,” tweeted Pepperell on January 31. “I’ve played with Patrick and was astonished at how skillful a golfer he was. This is why it’s so sad that there are so many episodes like this with him…” 

Meanwhile, today the same account responded to this tweet almost after nine months. However, they chose to talk about the Hero World Challenge incident rather than the Torrey Pines. The tweet read,

“Many episodes… No. ‘The Sand’ incident – An expert forensic videographer broke that down… Altered footage from a copy of LIVE broadcast…from his actual shot to the shot shown in replays – basically DIGITALLY ALTERED to publicly smear and cause damages to PREED.”

Fans expose the ‘digitally altered theory’

It’s a quite staggering claim from the useGolfFacts saying that the pictures were digitally altered. But fans exposed this theory as one of the users asked who hired the forensic videographer? Why didn’t PReed file a complaint? Because it’s BS Justine. That’s why. Meanwhile, the Twitter user had no answer to this, hence there was no reply to this tweet.  

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Moreover, it is also clear that there will be plenty of things coming up about the same. But what do you think? Have the broadcasters altered the images? Do let us know.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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