Patrick Reed accused of "CHEATING AGAIN" by golf fans on social media

Golf fans accuse Patrick Reed of "cheating again" on day two at the Arnold Palmer Invitational...

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Fri, 5 Mar 2021

Golf fans accuse Patrick Reed of "CHEATING AGAIN" at Bay Hill

Patrick Reed has been accused of "cheating again" by a number of golf fans on social media following his actions on the 8th hole on day two of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

Reed found the deep rough with his tee shot down the right side of the par-4 8th hole, his 17th hole of the day, and then appeared to start fiddling around in the grass behind his golf ball. 

Reed could only manage to progress his ball 37 yards further to the left away from the trees with his second shot, and he would go on to make a bogey-five. 

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While there was seemingly no wrongdoing here or any penalty stroke for his actions, the close-up video still led to a flurry of irate tweets from a large number of golf fans on Twitter questioning what Reed was really up to in the rough. 

WATCH THE INCIDENT BELOW: 

 

 

 

 

The bogey would prove a costly one for Reed at his penultimate hole as he would go on to miss the cut by one shot on 3-over par.

There are hundreds of tweets about the incident on Twitter tonight, but here's a selection of them:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The incident marks a second time in just over a month where Reed has been accused by golf fans on social media of "cheating" following his "embedded ball" controversy at the Farmers Insurance Open - a tournament he would go on to win by five strokes at Torrey Pines. 

Reed was also accused of "cheating" at the Hero World Challenge back in December 2019 - that time being assessed a two-stroke penalty for his actions in a waste bunker. 

NEXT PAGE: RORY MCILROY TRAILS BY TWO HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND AT THE ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL

 

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