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'Human lawnmower': Patrick Reed caught in fresh cheating storm

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Patrick Reed (pictured left) hitting a shot and (pictured right) appearing to move grass in front of his ball.
Patrick Reed (pictured left) was caught appearing to move grass in front of his ball (pictured right) on camera, which caused as a storm on social media. (Images: Getty Images/Twitter)

Golf fans have once again accused controversial star Patrick Reed of bending the rules this time at the Arnold Palmer Invitation event.

Commentators and fans were recently left stunned after Reed was accused of 'cheating' at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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But at the Arnold Palmer competition on the weekend, Reed caused a storm after he found himself off the fairway on the par-4 8th Hole on Day 2.

Reed was to the right of the course when cameras appeared to catch the American fiddling with the grass in front of where his ball landed.

Unfortunately for Reed, he was only able to improve his position a further 37-years to the left on the next shot.

He went on to bogey the par-4.

But golf commentators and fans were less than impressed after catching the vision and accusing him of improving hi ball's lie.

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There was no penalty for Reed or appeared to be any wrongdoing, according to officials.

Despite the incident, Bryson DeChambeau stole the show with his monstrous drives, which had the golf world in awe.

The big-hitting American sits atop the leader board at -11.

Reed causes stir at Farmers Insurance Open

Reed, who last year was involved in cheating scandal when fans accused him of improving his lie, was again embroiled in controversy at the Farmers Insurance Open.

The American hit the ball off the fairway at the 10th hole and Reed himself deemed the ball did not bounce and was embedded in the ground.

But replays showed the ball bounced once before it landed in some thick grass.

Reed arrived at the ball and asked a volunteer if it bounced. The volunteer said: “No, I didn’t see it bounce.”

However, controversy erupted when Reed took it upon himself to move the ball after he announced he’s going to check the ball.

Reed put it down in a different position and called over the rules official. Reed told the rules official the ball didn’t bounce and asks him to assess if the ball broke ground.

The rules official concurred the ball broke ground and granted Reed embedded ball relief, but commentators and fans were left stunned.

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