Patrick Reed fired a 7-under 66 (par 73) to find himself in a playoff with Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Reeds short game on Sunday propelled him up the leaderboard as he finished the tournament at 14-under finishing an hour before the final group. For Reed, it was worth the wait as he found himself in the 3 way playoff.
After tying the first two playoff holes, Reed had an 8-footer for birdie to push the hole again and force a Monday finish.
When Reed struck the putt, a fan clear as day shouted “CHEATER”. The putt missed and Reed stared down what seems to be his caddie after the read of the putt (even though the announcers say he stared down the fan).
Someone yelled “Cheater!” as Patrick Reed missed his putt on the 3rd playoff hole. Clearly yelled after his stroke. But Reed wasn’t happy, nonetheless. pic.twitter.com/jHYGl5QN9Z— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) January 6, 2020
The main thing here is when the fan yelled it. I watched this live last night, and from this video here, you can see that the fan yelled when the ball was about 2′ from the hole, well after the putt was struck.
Do I agree with the fan doing this, no, but this is where it gets funny. Patrick Reed’s mother-in-law is known for taking to social media to defend her money maker. Janet Kessler Karain alleges the tape is doctored and the fan yelled it before the ball was struck, I’ve heard it all now…
Edited tapes? Doctored footage, is this lady insane? One thing I can assure, Golf Channel doesn’t have fans yelling ‘cheater’ on tape so that they can promptly edit it into their live footage where they find it convenient. Then she claims to have a video showing it before the stroke, but coincidentally enough, she didn’t post it
She then went on to defend that her son-in-law isn’t in fact a cheater. If she’s looking for documentation, she can check the tape from the Hero World Challenge. Because the ruling there determines that her claim that he didn’t cheat/is a cheat, is in fact, a lie.
Janet is the gift that keeps on giving and she’s working full time on taking to social media to defend Patrick. So I guess you have to respect her insanity. But when you claim you have footage of what really happened, my only reaction is