Patrick Reed suing Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel for defamation

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Patrick Reed is suing Golf Channel and network analyst Brandel Chamblee for defamation and is seeking $750 million in damages.

The suit alleges Chamblee and the TV network have been "actively targeting Mr. Reed since he was 23 years old to destroy his reputation, create hate and a hostile work environment for him, and with the intention to discredit his name and accomplishments as a young, elite, world-class golfer."

The lawsuit adds: "It is well known on TOUR that Mr. Reed has been abused and endured more than any other golfer from fans or spectators who have been allowed to scream obscenities only to be glorified by NBC's Golf Channel for doing so because it gets defendants Chamblee and Golf Channel 'clicks,' viewership, ratings, and increased revenue."

The complaint also claims Reed lost numerous multimillion-dollar sponsorship deals due to defamation.

Reed resigned from the PGA TOUR in June to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series, citing a better schedule that provides more time to spend with his family.

The nine-time winner on the PGA TOUR and former Masters champion has been embroiled in numerous cheating controversies throughout his career. The most notable came at the 2019 Hero World Challenge when Reed denied improving his lie in a bunker. Chamblee was incensed at the time and chastised Reed for having an ego "as big as Jupiter."

Reed's lawyer ordered a cease and desist against Chamblee after the incident.

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Patrick Reed suing Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel for defamation
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