Patrick Reed spent two days practicing at Southern Hills ahead of the PGA Championship, according to a report posted shortly after a Twitter account linked to Reed criticized Tiger Woods for the same thing.
Cary Cozby, the director of golf at Southern Hills, has reportedly told Golf Channel that Reed spent a lot of time on the greens in Tulsa, Oklahoma to prepare for the second major of the year.
This is an intriguing development as on May 1, a Twitter account called ‘@useGolfFACTS’ tweeted a strong criticism of Cozby spending time with Tiger Woods at Southern Hills.
Woods, who won the USPGA at this course in 2007, has been included in the final field for the event which begins on May 19.
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Cary Cozby, the director of golf at Southern Hills told Golf Channel that he “spent a lot of time with Patrick (Reed)” during a 2 day scouting session at the course a few weeks ago. “He worked hard on the greens.”
Reed family burner acct claimed unfair advantage just days ago
– NUCLR GOLF (@NUCLRGOLF) May 11, 2022
“I wonder what it’s like to have the Director of Golf at Southern Hills give you ALL the course notes you need for the upcoming @PGACh Championship. Do all players get this treatment @PGA? For @TigerWoods this is just embarrassing that @PGA posted this photo & it’s very telling, “@useGolfFACTS tweeted.
This account is rumored to be linked to Reed and this speculation began in October 2021 when it suggested that footage of Reed moving sand in a bunker at the 2019 Hero World Open was digitally altered.
The former Masters champion has only made one top-10 during the 2022 PGA Tour season. He came second at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship back in October and he came tied third at the Hero World Challenge which is an unofficial PGA Tour event.
Despite shooting a 68 in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship last week, he shot a poor score of 79 in the second round to miss the cut at TPC Potomac.
Since winning his first major title in 2018, Reed has only recorded one top-five finish at a major tournament which came in the same year at the US Open.