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"He texted me first" - Reed says Schauffele issues are in the past

Patrick Reed says any issues between himself and Xander Schauffele have been buried.  World no.4 Sch...


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"He texted me first" - Reed says Schauffele issues are in the past


Patrick Reed says any issues between himself and Xander Schauffele have been buried. 

World no.4 Schauffele was one of the most outspoken golfers following Reed's controversial drop on day 3 of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Shauffele claimed "the talk amongst the boys [about the incident] isn’t great" and that Reed was being "protected" by the PGA Tour.

He wasn't alone in his consternation, with Lanto Griffin saying, "It’s tough to see, it’s sad, kind of pisses us off, but it’s the way it is. Hopefully something changes and come to a conclusion."

But speaking ahead of this week's Saudi international, Reed was keen to leave the incident at Torrey Pines in the past insisting he hasn't read any of the social media chatter since.

But Schauffele's words clearly got through, and the pair have aired the issues en route to the Middle East.

"He texted me first," Reed said, "That probably would have been Monday, it might have been Sunday night."

Asked if the matter had been put to rest, the 2018 Masters champion replied, "We're good - we're all good."

However, Reed stopped short of sharing the detail of the text conversation with Shauffele, saying, "I'm just going to leave it between him and I, because really it's one of those things that all you can do is try to do the right thing and move on."

There's a Ryder Cup on the horizon in September, but despite the locker room and online noise over the past week, Reed doesn't believe his reputation will impact his participation at Whistling Straits.

"I've moved on from last week," Reed added. "Really my biggest thing, why I'm here, is trying to focus on this week and having a chance late Sunday to hopefully win another one and really try to hopefully win my first European Tour event over here.

"It's hard to say how I would change any situation considering I did it basically straight by the rule book.

"It's one of those things that when you didn't see the ball bounce, and then you have a volunteer that said they didn't see it bounce either, then the only way to check it is by putting a tee in and checking.

"If I waited for a rules official every single time for something like that, you have to worry about pace of play and holding groups up behind you, as well as getting out of position.

"Any time it's a situation where you don't know or no one was sure of what it did or didn't do, that's then when of course you're always going to have a rules official come."

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