PGA golfer Patrick Reed wasn’t happy with his free Red Sox tickets

Patrick Reed looks on from the second tee during the third round of The Northern Trust tournament last weekend in Ridgewood, New Jersey. —Andrew Redington / Getty Images

Before the Dell Technologies Championship teed off Friday morning in Norton, a number of PGA golfers hit up Wednesday night’s Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

Not all of them were completely pleased with the experience.

Patrick Reed, the 2018 Masters Tournament champion, tweeted that he paid $650 to move his seats after the PGA Tour gave him, his sister-in-law, and his wife tickets in the “line drive section.”

“Thank you @pgatour for the tickets to the @RedSox game tonight,” he tweeted. “I love how you put my wife, sister in law and myself in the line drive section.”

It’s unclear where in Fenway Park he was referring to as the “line drive section.” The Red Sox extended their more-than-12-foot high safety nets this season past the dugouts down each baseline, from Field Box Section 79 to Field Box Section 9, though hard-hit foul balls still can and do fly into the stands.

Anyway, Reed says they paid $650 to “upgrade and ended up with everyone else” on the tour who was attending the game (fellow golfer and Red Sox fan Justin Thomas threw out the first pitch). Reed posted a photo with his tweet, which appeared to show his group sitting in the blue luxury box seats at Fenway.


“#frontrow,” he added.

In a tweet clarifying the situation to a follower, Reed also wrote “#shocker,” suggesting that it wasn’t the first time he felt he was snubbed by the tour. A PGA Tour spokesman declined to comment on the episode Friday.

A talented but incorrigible golfer, Reed has been one of the more divisive characters on the tour. The 28-year-old has six PGA tournament wins, as well as a record of controversy dating back to college, where he reportedly cheated, stole from teammates, and was kicked off the team at University of Georgia. In 2015, an anonymous ESPN player survey found he was the second-most disliked player on the tour.

Reed is currently 12th in the FedEx Cup points standings.

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