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It has been quite the Ryder Cup fall-out, hasn’t it?

Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson allegedly scrapping at the European victory party – which Brooks has strenuously denied – to Patrick Reed and his wife both taking aim at US captain Jim Furyk and ‘Golden Child’ Jordan Spieth, to an anonymous American describing Reed as ‘full of shit’, it has been an ugly, bruising week for the United States.

Last night, things took a slightly surreal turn when the mother-in-law of (who else) Reed contributed her two cents on the whole affair.

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Janet Kessler Karain, the mum of Reed’s wife Justine, sounded off in epic fashion in the Facebook comments section of a GOLF.com story about how the Masters champ’s very public handling of the defeat could do him more harm than good.

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Responding specifically to the point of Reed not answering a question in the press conference that was addressed to both he and Spieth – and seemingly oblivious to the fact that Alan Shipnuck didn’t write this particular story – Kessler Karain wrote:

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Then, the floodgates opened…

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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