If there's one thing you can praise Brandel Chamblee for, it's his honesty. He might upset a few people along the way but the Golf Channel analyst certainly says it how it is and this time he really didn't hold back.
Patrick Reed's 'cheating' incident has made all the headlines as of late and he's now in Melbourne representing the USA in the Presidents Cup against Ernie Els' Rest of the World side.
Pretty much everyone in golf has had their say on Reed's incident at the Hero World Challenge and now Chamblee has had his turn.
Chamblee was asked whether Reed's actions will effect the team in Melbourne, to which he stated that the team is 'well coached' enough to handle it, but deep down the core of the team will be suffering.
“Deep down in the marrow of this team, they will be affected by this controversy,” he said. “Their DNA as a team has been altered. To defend what Patrick Reed did is defending cheating. It’s defending breaking the rules.”
Watch the segment below where Chamblee absolutely rips into Reed, even labelling him the 'devil'.
“The specter of having in their midst somebody who so flagrantly broke the rules; look, they made a deal with the devil when they put Patrick Reed on this team,” he said. “They thought that whatever darkness he would bring to the team would be offset by his competitive fire. When was the last time a teammate stabbed everybody in the back as soon as the event was over? It was the last time there was a team event, and it was Patrick Reed.
“He’s putt his teammates in a very difficult situation,” he continued. “If they do defend him, they’re tacitly defending breaking a rule. Flagrantly defending breaking a rule … It’s an untenable situation.
“This was flagrant. No way, no camera angle you could look at. Anybody in the world of golf who watched this, it was repugnant video to anybody in the world of golf. … As far back as this game goes, at its inception, is that you do not improve your lie. It’s not a new rule. It’s been a long time, I don’t care what camera angle, he will have known he’s improving his lie.
“The fact that he thinks there is no intent. I think his ego is as big as Jupiter. Ego monsters are irritated by facts, but they’re not moved aside from them. They think their ignorance of the facts, or their version, of what happened is greater than the truth.
“This is going to follow him around like the video of Nixon saying ‘I’m not a crook.'”