Distracted Reed berates television camera crew
It’s not the first time that 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed has said exactly what’s on his mind and no doubt it won’t be the last for the outspoken Texan.
Reed, who is playing the Porsche European Open in Germany this week, confronted the official camera crew just prior to his third shot on the par-4 10th hole.
Reed was preparing to chip over a bunker onto the green when his caddie started gesturing towards the camera crew.
“You’re rattling change in your pocket. That’s what I’m pointing at you for, ” said Reed’s caddie, Kessler Karain.
The response from the camera crew was inaudible but Reed can be heard responding – “Well, thank you. Stop.”
Reed seemed satisfied but moments later he seemingly changed his mind and refused to hit his shot until the camera crew moved over to the other side of the green.
“He lost privileges by going like that with change,” said Reed.
“I’m not hitting until y’all get the heck outta here. Like, completely outta here. Ridiculous.”
Reed went on to get his par to finish with a round of 2-under 70 – four shots behind Bryson DeChambeau, who leads following his opening round of 6-under 66.
Andrew Dodt and Scott Hend sit two strokes behind DeChambeau at 4-under and lead the Australian field.