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Golfer Charging At The U.S. Open Didn't Invite His Parents To Last Major Win

Patrick Reed following through with a shot.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 04: Patrick Reed takes swings on the driving range prior to the second round of the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 4, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Update: An earlier version of this post included details from a Golf.com story that alleged Patrick Reed's parents were escorted off of the course at the 2014 U.S. Open at the request of Justine Reed. Patrick and Justine Reed contend that statement is false.

An official statement from Reed’s lawyers, which appears to be confirmed by USGA Senior Managing Director of Championships John M. Bodenhamer, reads that instead, Bill and Jeannette Reed were removed from the course “specifically on the observations of local law enforcement officers, who reported that Bill Reed had made what they described as intimidating movements towards Justine Reed.”

The statement also reads that no member of Reed’s family requested that Bill and Jeannette Reed be escorted and removed from the premises - or that their badges be taken away. It states that Patrick Reed’s agent informed the USGA about Bill and Jeanette Reed’s presence - and that it was cause for concern. The statement reads that Justine Reed never indicated it was her “wish” to have them removed.

Earlier: Patrick Reed is charging at the U.S. Open. The 2018 Masters winner is now tied for the lead at Shinnecock in Southampton, New York. He's 3-over par after playing his first three holes of his final round 3-under par.

The Masters champion has a story that almost everyone is familiar with by now. Unfortunately, it's not an uplifting one.

Reed did not invite his parents to The Masters when he won the tournament. It doesn't appear that he's invited his parents to the U.S. Open, either.

It's an unfortunate situation that can hopefully get remedied at some point.

Regardless, Reed is a tremendous golfer and he could be in line for his second major championship. You can watch his finish on FOX.