Outspoken PGA Tour player Patrick Reed is once again making news with his mouth.
This time, however, there won’t be nearly as many people standing behind him.
During the Golf Channel's live broadcast of the first round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, Reed was caught cursing himself out and using a gay slur on camera, saying, “Don’t f***ing three-putt you f***ing f*ggot.”
See for yourself in the video below.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Reed has drawn attention for something he said, but it’s by far his worst incident. After winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral early this year, Reed declared himself one of the "top 5 players in the world." At the Ryder Cup in September, Reed was by far the most outwardly confident American player, even going as far as to "Ssshhh" the crowd after making a birdie putt against Henrik Stenson. In the second instance, Reed was egged on by a European fan who insulted his putting.
The PGA Tour released a written statement about Reed on Thursday morning, but the statement did not indicate if Reed would face disciplinary action for his comments. The Tour has a longstanding policy of not disclosing any player fines or suspensions for conduct or language.
"The PGA Tour Conduct Unbecoming regulations prohibit the use of obscene language on the golf course," the statement said. "The PGA Tour will deal with this matter internally in accordance with its regulations."
After completing his round, Patrick Reed issued an apology via his Twitter account.
I'm sorry for using offensive language today in China. My passion to play well got the best of me and my word choice was unacceptable. — Patrick Reed (@PReedGolf) November 6, 2014