Tag Archives: Cheating

May
5
2016

Donald Trump

I have met many people who have had the pleasure of playing a round of golf with Donald Trump, and when you ask every single one of them about the experience, no one will fail to bring up his loose comprehension of the rules — or at the very least the generous “help” he receives from his caddies.

Many celebrities have come out publicly and called the GOP presidential frontrunner a cheater. The latest to share a story of witnessing Trump cheat on the course is boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who recalled a tale from two years ago when Trump joined up with his group at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. To De La Hoya’s horror, he watched Trump cheat not once, but twice in the span of only two holes, according to the Associated Press.

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Sep
2
2015

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For as long as I’ve been in the golf industry, I’ve always heard rumblings of Donald Trump’s rampant cheating on the golf course. A common joke from those who have played with him is that his caddies have extraordinary talent when it comes to the “foot wedge,” but apparently the GOP presidential hopeful is a generous tipper, so it’s hard to find a looper to give him up.

The Washington Post takes a closer look at whether Trump is big fat cheater on the golf course and it appears to span beyond taking a mulligan or improving a lie slightly, according to several celebrity sources. 

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Mar
12
2015
2011 NCAA Champions: Augusta State

2011 NCAA Champions: Augusta State

In the latest development of the Patrick Reed saga, a former Augusta State teammate has agreed to provide his account of Reed’s suspension for the first two events of the 2009-10 season, which occurred following his transfer to the school from the University of Georgia.

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Mar
10
2015

The Patrick Reed saga continues Tuesday with the release of the so-called “affidavit” from University of Georgia men’s golf head coach Chris Haack, and a statement from Jason Payne, an assistant coach during Reed’s time at Georgia.

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Mar
9
2015

At the end of January, author and writer Shane Ryan published an excerpt about Patrick Reed from his upcoming book, “Slaying the Tiger: A year inside the ropes on the new PGA Tour.” In the piece, Ryan wrote that while Reed was a member of the golf team at the University of Georgia, there were suspicions from his teammates that he cheated in a qualifying round and stole money, along with other items. When Reed was kicked out, he transferred to Augusta State University, where his teammates also accused him of cheating, which led to a suspension.

Well, now, Reed is challenging these well-sourced claims. Following the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, he told Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis that the cheating and stealing allegations from the book were not true and sent letters to Ballantine Books, which is part of Random House Publishing Group, and Ryan, demanding a retraction.

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Oct
18
2013
Brandel's report card...

Brandel’s report card…

Brandel Chamblee makes a living out of forming controversial, often polarizing opinions to drive discussion and discourse in the golf world. Let’s get one thing straight, I generally have a lot of respect for Brandel because he knows exactly what he’s doing and at least he has a point of view that results in lively debate, like in this case, but this piece threw me off a bit.

In a Golf.com column where Brandel hands out end-of-the-season grades to the top players in the world, the Golf Channel broadcaster and frequent critic of Tiger Woods gave the world no. 1 golfer an “F.” That’s not Chamblee’s crime in this case — after all, he’s entitled to his own opinion — rather he goes on and implies that Woods is a cheater:

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Jan
20
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Elliott Saltman: pondering appeal

The Guardian has an interesting follow-up to yesterday’s story on Elliot Saltman, the European Tour pro found guilty of cheating at a tournament in Russia last year. Apparently, there are fears in certain quarters that the composition of the disciplinary panel (a committee of eight European Tour executives and several ‘senior’ players, Thomas Bjorn and Colin Montgomerie among them) has left its decision open to legal challenge.

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Dec
21
2010
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Oh boy. You know when you found out Santa was just some heavyset bearded guy wearing a costume? Or that Tony Parker was sexting ladies not named Eva Longoria? This must-read story by John Huggan in the Scotsman may evoke similar emotions for the self-righteous, adorably idealistic folks who (still) believe golfers are morally superior human beings. You know, because they call rules infractions on themselves. Well,  bad news — cheating is rampant in competition, says Huggan. Even an unnamed multiple major champion is a repeat offender. Yep, honestly! Hurry, someone get Jim Nantz a tissue.

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