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The furore surrounding Patrick Reed’s alleged cheating in December’s Hero World Challenge looked like it was starting to die down until Brooks Koepka and Peter Kostis slated their fellow American just under a fortnight ago.

Now, David Feherty, the Golf Channel host and former European Ryder Cup player, has stirred the hornet’s nest in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

Presented with a list of names of professional golfers, Feherty was asked to give his take on each one and, when Reed’s cropped up, the Northern Irishman pulled no punches.

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“Jesus. You can put that in there actually. Just Jesus,” he said. “I mean, I don’t even know what to say. It’s just, it’s going to follow him for the rest of his life.”

Asked if he believes Reed is the game’s ‘most polarising’ figure, Feherty replied: “I’m not sure there’s too many people on the other side, you know what I mean? 


“I mean, ‘there is no God’ was the first thing I said after he’d won last week [in the WGC-Mexico Championship]. There is no God, you know, that’s proof of it right there. Amazing. I mean, he is amazing. He’s Captain Oblivious, just can let everything run off his back. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

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Here’s a selection of Feherty’s thoughts on other current PGA Tour stars:

Rory McIlroy: “Nobody makes the game look prettier.”

Brooks Koepka: “He’s a kind of a monster in a lot of ways. Sort of the monster you don’t want to wake up.”

Dustin Johnston: “DJ is watching a movie that only DJ can see.”

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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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