- Reed was penalised two shots in December
- Brooks Koepka unsure about going for the Olympics
Brooks Koepka has waded firmly into the Patrick Reed rules controversy, insisting his Ryder Cup teammate was “building sandcastles” during an infamous episode in the Bahamas in December.
Reed was penalised two strokes by the US PGA Tour after clipping sand in a waste area during practice swings in the third round of the Hero World Challenge. Reed has remained adamant he did nothing wrong intentionally. Yet the situation pursued the 2018 Masters winner to the following week’s Presidents Cup, where Reed was often heckled by spectators. He was forced to sit out the final round of a US victory over the International team after his caddie and brother-in-law snapped back at one fan at Royal Melbourne.