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Cameron Smith has no sympathy for cheats


Toovey for NRL CEO
Jul 13, 2010
Cam Smith has taken an interesting position in his side gig of Aussie golf commentator...

Cameron Smith won't cop Reed golf excuses

Not wearing his excuses, Cameron Smith expects the Melbourne crowds to stick it to Patrick Reed at this week's Presidents Cup as the fallout continued from the American's cheating scandal in the Bahamas.

Reed was caught violating the rules during the third round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

The former Masters winner copped a two-stroke penalty after TV cameras caught him making improper swings in a waste bunker during Saturday's third round of the Tiger Woods-hosted event.

Reed was sanctioned for flattening out sand behind his ball with two practise swings, but insisted he didn't improve his lie despite conceding he had moved sand and therefore violated the rules.

The world No.17 defended the practise swings by insisting camera angles made the violations look worse.

"I think with a different camera angle, they would have realised that, if it was from the side you would have seen that with the back swing, it was not improving the lie because it was far enough away from the golf ball," Reed said.

But Melbourne Storm’s Cameron Smith, reporting the golf as part of a new $2M/year contract unrelated to his Storm deal, refused to accept Reed's justification.

"If you make a mistake maybe once, you could maybe understand but to give a bit of a bulls**t response like the camera angle ... that's pretty up there (inexcusable)," Smith said shortly after finishing a “chicken wing” training session at Storm HQ.

Smith echoed Marc Leishman in saying the crowds at Royal Melbourne are likely to sledge Reed.

"I hope so," Smith said. "I don't have any sympathy for anyone that cheats in golf. It’s not like rugby league where cheating is rightly celebrated. This is golf we are talking about here.

"I hope the crowd absolutely gives it to not only him, but everyone (on the American team) next week."

Smith did not question Reed's character, only his rules infraction in the Bahamas.

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

Smith also warned crowds against crossing the line when needling Reed.

"I'm sure if it did get out of hand, I know I would definitely, and everyone on the International team, would tell the crowd to settle down a little bit," he said.



played strong, done good.
Feb 13, 2016
Well .. we have one of the greatest cheating ****s in the history of cricket being celebrated as an Australian hero everyday .... cheating apparently is over-rated these days ....


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Oct 25, 2004
It was so disappointing to read the article...


Maroon and White - Born and Bred
Jun 22, 2010
$2m a year contract "unrelated" to his storm contract @:D@:D


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