Cameron Smith says friendship with Patrick Reed is “not quite there anymore”

Once again, the fallout from Patrick Reed’s blatant cheating during the Hero World Challenge continues ahead of the Presidents Cup.

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Aussie, Cam Smith, commented on Reed’s obvious choice to disregard the rules of the game of golf on camera after the Australian Open.

“If you make a mistake maybe once, you could maybe understand but to give a bit of a bullshit response like the camera angle … that’s pretty up there,” Smith said after finishing his Australian Open campaign.

“I hope so,” Smith said. “I don’t have any sympathy for anyone that cheats.

“I know Pat pretty good [sic] and he’s always been nice to me, so I don’t want to say anything bad about him but anyone cheating the rules, I’m not up for that,” Smith said.

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Apparently, Smith and Reed were peers who had no issues with each other prior to the incident, but now, after Smith’s comments, it appears that the two are no longer peers.

“I’m sure he didn’t like it. I think there is a little bit of tension there. I’ve looked at Patrick a couple times but he hasn’t looked back, so … I’m looking forward to the weekend.” Smith said on Wednesday.

Smith clarified that he won’t be going out of his way to try and move on from the situation with Reed.

“I definitely won’t go out of my way. I think our friendship, I guess, is not quite there anymore, but you know whatever Ernie thinks is best I’m willing to do. I’m here to do a job for Ernie and that’s all I’m focusing on,” said Smith.

I know one thing, we can all expect the crowds at the Presidents Cup to be pretty lively with Reed cheating jokes and I am here for all of them!

Author: Michael Shamburger

Michael is the founder and Editor in Chief of The Stiff Shaft. He is also the Senior Editor of Golfweek Custom Media and covers the World Long Drive for Golf Channel. He has 9+ years of covering golf, is an LSU fan, and prefers to hit driver-wedge as often as possible.