U.S. Team caddie will not return for Sunday Singles
December 14, 2019
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- December 14, 2019
- Patrick Reed's brother-in-law Kessler Karain serves as his caddie on TOUR. (Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, Australia – U.S. Team caddie Kessler Karain will not work Sunday’s Singles session in the final day of the Presidents Cup.
A statement from the PGA TOUR read: “Following an incident that took place on Saturday at the Presidents Cup involving Kessler Karain and a spectator, Karain will not return to caddie for Sunday’s final-round Singles matches. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Kessler is the caddie for Patrick Reed, who will play the International Team’s C.T. Pan in the third of 12 schedule matches on Sunday.
Reed issued a statement: “I respect the TOUR’s decision. We are all focused on winning the Presidents Cup tomorrow.”
Reed’s U.S. Team trails the International Team, 10-8, going into the decisive final day at Royal Melbourne.
During a news conference Saturday, U.S. Captain Tiger Woods was asked about the situation: “We came here as a team. We rallied around our teammate and we're excited about tomorrow.”
Asked who will caddie for Reed on Sunday, Woods replied: “We're still talking about that.”