THE CHE­QUERED CA­REER OF PA­TRICK REED

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Kicked out of the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia f or un­der­age, al­co­hol-re­lated of fences. But au­thor Shane Ryan, i n his book Slay­ing the Tiger, al­leges that Reed tr ans­ferred to Au­gusta State af ter be­ing ac­cused of cheat­ing by his golf team- mates, and steal­ing f r om their l ock­ers.

Af­ter be­com­ing the youngest player to win a WGC event at the age of 23, Reed de­clared that he was “one of the top five play­ers in the world,” de­spite hav­ing never played in a Ma­jor at the time.

At the 2014 US Open, Reed’s wife Jus­tine – his f ormer cad­die – had her in- laws es­corted off the course by po­lice.

Is­sued an apol­ogy af­ter drop­ping the F-bomb twice and ut­ter­ing a gay slur in frus­tra­tion af­ter miss­ing a putt at the 2014 WGC Cham­pi­ons.

Fa­mously beat Ror y Mcilroy i n the Ry­der Cup sin­gles at Hazel­tine to earn the nick­name “Cap­tain Amer­ica”.

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