Even when Patrick Reed is innocent he's still accused of cheating

Patrick Reed caught the attention of a few golf fans again when he was wiping the face of his wedge at the Genesis Invitational. 

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Sat, 19 Feb 2022
Even when Patrick Reed is innocent he's still accused of cheating

Disclaimer: there is absolutely nothing in this. And yet, Patrick Reed still raised suspicions whilst playing at Riviera.

Playing the Genesis Invitational, hosted by Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour, Reed stepped up to hit a short pitch shot. 


The only questionable thing here - in my humble opinion - is the choice of clothing. That's an interesting shirt, Patrick. 

Well, Viktor Hovland decided to wear some lightning pants at Riv so we can hardly call your style in question. 

But back on topic, and Reed was snapped wiping the face of his wedge using his pocket. One fan thought he was up to something.

Reed shot 77-71 to miss the cut in Los Angeles. He was a number of big names who missed the weekend, including Brooks Koepka. 

Dustin Johnson also missed the cut as Joaquinn Niemman raced into a 36-hole lead with a new scoring record. 

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Viktor Hovland's lightning pants

If we're going full on detective mode it looks like Reed has grabbed something out of his pocket. But still, we're clutching at straws. 

It led to a lively debate. Even self-confessed Reed haters leapt to his defence. "He's cleaning his club, get a new slant", one said. 

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