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Hero World Challenge on the Golf Channel starting at 1pm. One year I want to go to this - warm weather, minimal fans, superstar players.
 

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I’m also enjoying following Riggs’ adventures in the Bahama’s right now too.
My buddy's dad is down there playing in it too, he actually snuck in the cut in the senior net division. Said the wind on Day 1 was really absurd. Parziale shot like 81 I think, so it was certainly a factor. That said - he was not playing well. I've been there before, you're in a stroke play event, you're putting a lot of pressure on yourself, and you can't do anything about it. It sucks. Props to him for grinding through it and putting it all out there in the public sphere.

Tournament Stroke play golf is a whole different animal. Golf is hard.
 

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Hahaha Hicks' line right after Stenson hit that iron into 18..."God it must feel good to hit a golf shot like that."
 

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Reed appears to have cheated today. His ball was in a footprint in a waste bunker with a mound of sand behind his ball. He took two practice swings which knocked away some of the sand that was behind the ball. He’s +2 now pending the outcome of the review.
 

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The internet has found a clip of Reed doing the same thing in 2015.

View: https://twitter.com/omeyagolfnam/status/673819539281485825?s=21


There were a lot of allegations of him cheating in college. I bet it was this type of shit. A lot less eyes on him then.
It’s almost unbelievable that a pro - especially one with Reed’s reputation - would cheat that blatantly.

I remember when allegations of marking a ball to the side (instead of behind the ball) was enough for the LPGA to suspend Jane Blalock for a year. Won’t happen, but Reed should be kicked off the tour until he learns how to follow the rules.
 

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It’s almost unbelievable that a pro - especially one with Reed’s reputation - would cheat that blatantly.

I remember when allegations of marking a ball to the side (instead of behind the ball) was enough for the LPGA to suspend Jane Blalock for a year. Won’t happen, but Reed should be kicked off the tour until he learns how to follow the rules.
And it's so brazen. There was a camera right BEHIND him. Imagine what he was doing when the camera wasn't on him? It boggles the mind.

I hate having to root for Reed in team competitions and it's a drag he's going to be teeing it up at Augusta forever. What a turd.
 

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And it's so brazen. There was a camera right BEHIND him. Imagine what he was doing when the camera wasn't on him? It boggles the mind.

I hate having to root for Reed in team competitions and it's a drag he's going to be teeing it up at Augusta forever. What a turd.
Based on that 2015 video - which happened in the very same tournament - this is clearly an MO for him. He uses the fact that the sand is considered a "waste bunker" as license to flatten his lie. It's the kind of thing a slimy club player does. A touring pro should absolutely be hounded from the game over it.
 

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I love how he's claiming it was the camera angle...as if that altered the visual of sand splashing behind the ball.

I'm far far far from a pro level, but I can't recall ever even addressing the ball in sand when I take a practice swing ,.and I'm having trouble recalling seeing any pro do it, nor do I see many doing it going forward even with the run change that you're allowed to ground it now.

The guy is a piece of shit, well beyond his punchable face.
 

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I love how he's claiming it was the camera angle...as if that altered the visual of sand splashing behind the ball.

I'm far far far from a pro level, but I can't recall ever even addressing the ball in sand when I take a practice swing ,.and I'm having trouble recalling seeing any pro do it, nor do I see many doing it going forward even with the run change that you're allowed to ground it now.

The guy is a piece of shit, well beyond his punchable face.
It's important to remember that a waste bunker is not like a regular bunker. (Although the rule changes this year narrowed the differences significantly.) In a waste bunker, you've always been allowed to ground your club and take practice swings that take sand. However, you've never been allowed to alter the condition around your ball, which is why, as you observed, most players would not sole their clubs behind the ball. It's just too risky.
 

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On the NBC broadcast, Azinger and Hicks say that Reed told them “he didn’t see or feel it.”

What a crock of shit. First of all in the non-zoomed in video he is clearly looking down over the ball so there is no way he could’ve have seen it. Secondly, I can’t imagine him not feeling his club knocking the sand away. There’s no way I’ll believe an elite tour pro couldn’t feel that. I’m a shitty 17 handicapped and would be able to feel that.
 

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It's important to remember that a waste bunker is not like a regular bunker. (Although the rule changes this year narrowed the differences significantly.) In a waste bunker, you've always been allowed to ground your club and take practice swings that take sand. However, you've never been allowed to alter the condition around your ball, which is why, as you observed, most players would not sole their clubs behind the ball. It's just too risky.
Yes, sorry, I know the difference, I just still never would sole my club behind my ball in a bunker, whether i was allowed to or not, for the reason you cite. Who knows how precariously it's resting on the sand and even a freshly raked waste bunker or a shoe imprint can leave the conditions iffy enough that your ball can move.