The PGA Tour has sensationally banned Patrick Reed’s caddie Kessler Karain from participating in Sunday’s Presidents Cup singles matches after an altercation with a fan at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
“Following an incident that took place on Saturday at the Presidents Cup involving Kessler Karain and a spectator, Karain will not return to caddie for Sunday’s final-round singles matches,” The PGA Tour said in a statement.
After Reed lost his morning four-ball match with partner Webb Simpson, dropping his record this week at the Presidents Cup to 0-3, Karain, Reed’s caddie and brother in law, got into an altercation with a fan.
Looks like this video shows the end of Patrick Reed’s caddie and fan altercation. pic.twitter.com/KZWwt9y7Je
— By The Flagstick (@ByTheFlagstick) December 14, 2019
Specifics of what took place are still surfacing. Barstool Sports’ ForePlay Pod posted on Twitter a statement that it says it received from Karain in which Karain said that he shoved a fan after the fan lashed out at Reed.
“As a caddy, one of your jobs is to protect your player,” Karain told the ForePlay Pod.
— Fore Play (@ForePlayPod) December 14, 2019
Reed, who was already sitting out Saturday afternoon’s foursomes session, said he accepted the tour’s decision to ban his bagman.
“I respect the tour’s decision,” Reed said in a statement. “We are all focused on winning the Presidents Cup tomorrow.”