Presidents Cup: Patrick Reed fires up crowd with 'dig' celebration
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 13/12/19 7:52pm
Patrick Reed responded to criticism about his bunker controversy with a special celebration after holing a putt during the Friday foursomes at the Presidents Cup.
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Reed remains under scrutiny after his two-shot penalty at the Hero World Challenge for improving his lie in a bunker, with Reed subjected to a vocal reception from the home crowds in Australia.
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Report and highlights from the second day of the 2019 Presidents Cup in Royal Melbourne.
The 29-year-old was booed at the first tee for the second day running and had one spectator shout out "Your caddie carrying 14 clubs and a shovel?", in reference to last week's bunker incident.
Reed has previously played up to his role as pantomime villain and famously 'shushed' the European crowd by raising a finger to his lips at the 2014 Ryder Cup, with the American offering a similar reaction when playing alongside Webb Simpson at Royal Melbourne on Friday.
After holding a birdie putt at the 11th, Reed cupped his hand to his ear and twice used his putter to mimic a digging action, resulting in a chorus of boos before Marc Leishman also converted to share the hole.
Reed's attempt to appear unfazed couldn't prevent a second defeat in as many days, as the former Masters champion and Simpson were despatched 3&2 by Leishman and Abraham Ancer.
Click on the video above to see Reed's digging celebration!
Watch the Presidents Cup throughout the week live on Sky Sports. Live coverage continues on Friday from 7pm on Sky Sports Golf and 11pm on Sky Sports Main Event.