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Two-time DP World Tour winner Eddie Pepperell has branded Patrick Reed a “f**king clown” after the American’s defamation lawsuits against multiple journalists and broadcasters were dismissed.

In a 78-page document released on Wednesday, US District Judge Timothy Corrigan threw out the suits brought by the former Masters champion against Brandel Chamblee, Damon Hack, Eamon Lynch and Shane Bacon, as well as multiple media companies, including the Golf Channel, Golfweek and Conde Nast.

“While Reed may be frustrated at the negative media coverage he receives (some of which seems over the top), under Florida law and the First Amendment, Reed fails to bring actionable defamation claims and his cases therefore must be dismissed,” said Corrigan.

Reed had alleged that defendants were “spreading lies” about him and was seeking damages reported to be worth more than $750million.

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Instead, he won’t receive a cent – and may even be left to a foot the legal bill for those he attempted to sue.

That verdict prompted Pepperell to take to Twiiter / X and air his own views on Reed – and, true to form, the Englishman didn’t hold back.

Responding to a tweet from sports law attorney John Nucci sharing news of Reed’s defeat, Pepperell replied: “What a fucking clown, let’s be honest.”

Some of those Reed attempted to sue have also shared their feelings on social media.

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“What [Reed] accused the media of doing with a pen, a keyboard or a mic, he did with a bulldozer,” wrote Chamblee.

Lynch was more withering, tweeting: “I guess I’ll cancel the check for eleventy billion or whatever his latest demand was.”

Under different circumstances, Reed may well have been in Rome this week for the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.

Once a talismanic figure for the US side, he missed out on a place on the 2021 side and failed to qualify for the team this year following his decision to join LIV Golf.

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