Cam Smith rips Reed: 'I don't have sympathy for anyone that cheats'
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The Presidents Cup is about to get heated.

Cameron Smith, who is representing the International side during next week's event, took aim at Patrick Reed after the American was caught improving his line of play during this weekend's Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

"If you make a mistake maybe once, you could maybe understand but to give a bit of a bullshit response like the camera angle ... that's pretty up there," Smith said, according to Evin Priest of the Australian Associated Press, via Yahoo.

Reed swiped sand away from behind his ball twice. He was assessed a two-stroke penalty for the infraction.

Afterward, the 29-year-old blamed the camera angle for creating the illusion that he cheated.

"I think with a different camera angle they would have realized that if it was from the side, you would have seen that with the backswing. It was not improving the lie because it was far enough away from the golf ball," Reed said. "But after seeing that camera angle, because it brushed the sand it was a penalty."

Reed later added that he got a raw deal after losing the tournament by two strokes. It wasn't the first time he's been caught improving his line of play, either.

Smith, who hails from Brisbane, Australia, expects the crowds at Royal Melbourne to make life difficult for the polarizing American.

"I hope so," he said. "I don't have any sympathy for anyone that cheats.

"I hope the crowd absolutely gives it to not only him, but everyone (on the American team) next week.

"I know Pat pretty good and he's always been nice to me, so I don't want to say anything bad about him. But anyone's cheating the rules, I'm not up for that."

The Presidents Cup gets underway Dec. 12.

Cam Smith rips Reed: 'I don't have sympathy for anyone that cheats'
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