Patrick Reed (USA), who is constantly creating gossip, is under suspicion of cheating at the DP World Tour (formerly European Professional Golf Tour) Dubai Desert Classic.

On the 30th (Korean time) at the 17th hole (par 4) of the 3rd round of the tournament held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Reed’s tee shot went off the fairway and headed for a large palm tree. The ball landed between the branches of a palm tree and did not fall.

Reid confirmed with his binoculars that his ball was resting on a branch and declared unplayable. Then, with a one-stroke penalty, he shot his third shot near a tree. He didn’t get the ball on the green, but he holed out bogey.

The problem arose after the game. In the game video released through social network service (SNS), Reed’s tee shot in the 17th hole seemed to go to a tree other than the tree Reed said he found the ball. However, it was not possible to confirm it precisely with the video alone. Golf Digest also reported that there were four or five more balls between the branches of the palm tree that Reed looked up through his binoculars.

In the end, it means that Reed didn’t find his ball, but pretended to find it and hit his third shot near the tree. 메이저사이트

If Reed couldn’t see where his tee shot was, he had to go back to the tee box and hit the third shot. This can make it difficult to hole out.

When the allegations were raised, Reed strongly protested. “Obviously I checked my ball,” said Reid. If he hadn’t confirmed 100% that it was my ball, he would have gone to the tee box.” The DP World Tour Match Committee also sided with Reed for finding his ball. The senior race commissioner said he identified the tree Reed’s ball landed on the spot and identified Reed’s marked ball through binoculars.

However, suspicions persist as Reid has been suspected of breaking the rules by cheating several times before.

In 2020, US CBS broadcasting course commentator Peter Costis revealed that he witnessed at least four rules violation scenes in which Reed improved his lie while playing in PGA Tour tournaments. Prior to the opening of the tournament, Reed threw a wooden tee at Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who was displeased with his joining LIV Golf.

Meanwhile, World No. 1 McIlroy tied 8 birdies and 1 bogey in the third round and shot a 7-under 65 to take the lead with 15-under 201 strokes. McIlroy, who beat Callum Sheenquin and Dan Bradbury (above England) who tied for second place by three strokes, aims for his first win in the new year and his 15th DP World Tour victory.

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