Patrick Reed will be TAUNTED at Presidents Cup, claims Marc Leishman

Leishman thinks Reed's sand penalty will be "ammo" for the Australian fans at Royal Mebourne. 

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Sat, 7 Dec 2019
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Marc Leishman believes Patrick Reed will be taunted by the Australian fans at next week's Presidents Cup after he was seen brushing away sand with two practice swings in order to improve a lie at the Hero World Challenge.

The incident, which unfolded in the waste bunker on the 11th hole at Albany on Friday, would appear to have worsened since Reed has since denied that he deliberately cheated. 

WATCH: PATRICK REED CAUGHT BUSTED "CHEATING" IN THE SAND!

After accepting a two-stroke penalty under the rules of golf for "removing or pressing down on sand or loose soil", Reed said after his round: "You only have one camera angle, that's all you can go off of."

Footage has also since emerged of Reed doing the exact same thing in the 2015 Hero World Challenge, just to compound things for the former Masters champion. 

In the eyes of Leishman, who will align in Ernie Els' International side at Royal Melbourne to face Tiger Woods' United States team that will feature Reed, the home fans will likely make sure the American knows exactly what theya all think of his wrongdoing. 

When asked by the media as to whether Reed would be taunted at the Presidents Cup, the Australian replied: "Yes."

Leishman added: "There's opportunities there. He's definitely opened a door and he's brought it upon himself. As long as it's not disrespectful. You never want to cross the line, but I think there's some pretty good ammo there.

"I did see it and it looked pretty ordinary, to be honest. That's about all I've got to say on that, it didn't look too good for him."

NEXT PAGE: REED BLAMES CAMERA ANGLE FOR HIS PENALTY!

 

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