Patrick Reed's caddie Kessler Karain has fired shots at the so-called "haters" out there after the American landed his ninth career win on the PGA Tour with a commanding five-stroke win at the Farmers Insurance Open - albeit not without controversy.
While Reed may have gone on to win the tournament in dominant fashion, it was his controversial "embedded" golf ball ruling on the 10th hole in round three that ruffled most feathers with golf fans around the world.
Reed found the heavy rough with his second shot on the 10th hole, and then asked a volunteer if she had seen the ball bounce. She replied "no, I didn't see it bounce."
The American then proceeded to look at his lie, deem to it be embedded in the grass, and then picked up his ball before moving it to the side in the rough. He then called a PGA Tour Rules Official over.
After a quick look at the lie and where the ball had supposedly left a "lip", Reed was given free relief by the rules official and a hugely improved lie in the process - one that would lead to an up-and-down par save from 15 feet as he continued to lead out in front.
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The full exchange as Patrick Reed takes embedded ball relief on No. 10. pic.twitter.com/gSPH6PrAoW— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 30, 2021
While many golf fans out there consider Reed "cheated" - just as he seemingly did at the Hero World Challenge more than 12 months ago - Reed's bagman Karain was quick to fire shots at the "haters" when he took to Instagram to celebrate their latest win.
"This one is to all you haters out there. Go get you a gallon of haterade you gon need it! So proud of my bro @PreedGolf"
It's not the first time Karain has stuck up for his boss. One of which was when he squared up to a fan and shoved him at the Presidents Cup, before getting himself banned from the biennial tournament as a result of his actions - CLICK HERE TO WATCH WHAT HAPPENED!
Karain was also seen getting irate with Reed at a European Tour event when a cameraman was supposedly rattling change in his pocket - CLICK HERE TO WATCH WHAT HAPPENED!
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