SYDNEY (Reuters) – Marc Leishman thinks Patrick Reed’s rules violation at the Hero World Challenge has given the Melbourne crowd plenty of ammunition to try and get under the American’s skin at next week’s Presidents Cup.
Reed was penalized two strokes on Friday after twice moving sand while taking practice swings to improve his lie at the invitational tournament in the Bahamas hosted by Tiger Woods.
Professionals - Television - Reed - Breach - Golf
Former professionals commentating on American television were aghast at Reed’s breach of golf’s hallowed etiquette and his action triggered a series of memes on social media, many featuring people shoveling sand.
Australian Leishman, a member of the International team taking on a United States side featuring Reed and captained by Woods next week, said he had not been impressed by the incident.
Reporters - Open - Saturday
“Yeah, I did see it and it looked pretty ordinary, to be honest,” he told reporters at the Australian Open on Saturday.
“That’s probably all I’ve got to say about that. It didn’t look too good for him.”
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