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Thread: Golf Club Abuse
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Chi-Town View Post
I know that you can be assessed a penalty point for tennis racquet abuse, but does that apply to golf? Patrick Reed had a meltdown of sorts at the 18th hole during the second round if the U.S. Open. Only thing better is if he had broken the club over his head.

U.S. Open 2019: Watch Patrick Reed snap his wedge over his knee in a mesmerizing burst of rage - Golf Digest
No penalty strokes under the USGA Rules, but he cannot use that club again (he was on 18 anyway, so no big deal).

I'm sure the USGA, since this the Open, can fine him though.

I know the PGA Tour hands out fines...for cursing/temper fits/etc.

I get that he's passionate and the 'Captain America' stuff, but his comments regarding feeling dissed about the Ryder Cup pairings (and other things)...hasn't exactly endeared him with his fellow players.

It's past time...that he grows up.

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