The Houston Astros’ sign-stealing cheating scandal has seeped into different sports activities, with Brooks Koepka not too long ago utilizing it as a comparability for sand-related guidelines violations dedicated by fellow golfer Patrick Reed.
Reed was given a two-stroke penalty throughout December’s Hero World Problem after he did two separate backswings in a waste space, displacing sand behind his ball. The official violation was for illegally bettering his line of play. Reed was later criticized by fellow golfers and Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, however claimed he did not understand he was doing something flawed.
By transferring sand from behind his ball, Reed had a greater probability to get below the ball and hit a extra correct shot. Koepka joked that Reed was “building sandcastles” when grazing the sand along with his membership.
“I guess the Astros are going through that right now,” Koepka mentioned Monday on Sirius XM radio. “[Astros owner] Jim Crane mentioned it, when he bought requested, ‘Is it cheating?’ And he mentioned, ‘No, we simply broke the principles.’
“If you play the game, you understand the rules. You understand the integrity that goes on. I mean, there’s no room for it.”
A Main League Baseball investigation present in January that, at first of the 2017 season, the Astros started utilizing a camera-based system to steal indicators from opposing groups, permitting their gamers to know which pitches have been coming throughout at-bats. MLB took 4 draft picks from the Astros, suspended the workforce’s supervisor and basic supervisor and fined the franchise a file $5 million.
Koepka mentioned the cheating in golf — by bettering lie — goes on “more than people think.” He additionally mentioned he has seen it from “some big names,” referring to different high golfers. Reed obtained criticism from a number of different golfers after the Hero World Problem. He was additionally heckled the next week on the President’s Cup in Melbourne, Australia.
Koepka — ranked No. 2 on this planet — tied for 43rd Sunday on the 2020 Genesis Invitational. Adam Scott received the occasion by two strokes. The WGC-Mexico Championship is the subsequent event on the PGA Tour schedule. The event begins Thursday on the Membership de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico. Koepka isn’t enjoying within the occasion and is not sure if he’ll play within the Olympics.
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