Patrick Reed is the latest member of the LIV Golf Series to leap course to court, as the 2018 Masters champion has filed a $750 million libel suit against The Golf Channel and the broadcaster Brandel Chamblee. Chamblee has continued to scold Patrick Reed throughout the years, not just over allegations of cheating but over his decision to defect from the PGA Tour for the LIV Golf Series at the beginning of this year.
A $750 million libel suit has also aimed at the comments made by the announcer, Brandel Chamblee, who claimed that Patrick Reed had no problem playing golf for Stalin, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, and Vladimir Putin. The lawsuit claims that falsely implying someone is playing for blood money is libellous because it gives the impression that Reed is supporting terrorism and/or human rights abuses. Reed has never taken “blood money” and does not promote terrorism, abuse of human rights, or murder in any form. The allegations against Reed in the 30-page critique embody the falsehood of misreporting data and the wanton disregard of reality, i.e., the exacting, Constitutional malice, purposely withholding relevant material details to mislead the public at large, and actively targeting to taint his reputation, creating hatred for and creating a hostile working environment.
Golf’s villain alleges the commentator’s opinions led fans to heckle him and label him as a cheater during the tournament. A nine-time PGA Tour winner, Golf Villain, clearly feels Monahan and the PGA are coming after him. This claim is incorrect, as Golf Villain has never allied with the murderous, tyrannical executive. The PGA Tour has indefinitely suspended the member PGA who played at the inaugural event in the LIV Golf Series, held in June 2022, without consent from the tour. Patrick Reed did not participate in the LIV Golf Series until the second event in its eight-event schedule, held in North Plains. In January 2020, Patrick Reed’s attorneys sent commentator Brandel Chamblee a cease-and-desist letter, demanding he not repeat Reed’s allegations that he had been deceptive throughout the tournament.
According to Yahoo News, Reed first faced accusations of cheating in December 2019 when he was discovered moving sand from behind his ball at the Hero World Challenge. Cameras at the occasion saw Reed taking two practise swings while removing the sand, but he later attributed the claims to a “poor camera perspective.” Despite receiving a two-stroke penalty, several felt Reed ought to have been disqualified from the competition. The lawsuit said that ever since that incident, Chamblee had linked the golfer to his alleged cheating and his decision to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf earlier that year.