Controversy has again erupted around Patrick Reed after his caddie reportedly shoved a fan at Royal Melbourne.
Patrick Reed’s caddie and brother-in-law Kessler Karain has reportedly been involved in an altercation with golf fans at the Presidents Cup.
The alleged incident occurred after Reed and playing partner Webb Simpson were defeated 5&3 by the International pairing of C.T. Pan and Hideki Matsuyama.
Golf Channel’s Steve Sands first broke the story and AAP’s Melissa Woods reported that Karain confronted and punched a heckling fan in the stands.
Security had to step in as tensions boiled over after the morning fourball competition, with Karain admitting he “shoved” the fan but said it only resulted in spilled beer.
Reportedly earlier in the round, Karain had taken issue with a number of golf fans wearing anti-Reed t-shirts and asked them about the recent Australian cricket team ball-tampering scandal.
Karain met with PGA Tour officials after the round to explain the incident but he made no apologies in a statement released soon after.
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One golf fan shared a short video of Karain leaving the 15th green moments after the incident took place.
Patrick Reed’s caddie defending his cheating employer’s honour. Go home. You’re not welcome here. pic.twitter.com/z1nB8LHerA
— Benjo (@brushbrook) December 14, 2019