Reed: Smith's cheating comments make Presidents Cup 'personal'
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Patrick Reed didn't care for Cameron Smith's comments about the former's two-stroke penalty for improving his line of play in the Bahamas last week.

"I don't have any sympathy for anyone that cheats," Smith said.

Reed said that's lit a fire under him as the two prepare to compete against each other at the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.

"It's not the right word to use. At the end of the day, if you do something unintentionally that breaks the rules, it's not considered cheating and at the end of the day, that's what it is," Reed said, according to Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard. "If you're intentionally trying to do something, that would be considered cheating, but I wasn't intentionally trying to improve a lie or anything like that, because if it was, it would have been a really good lie and I would have hit it really close."

"It goes from wanting to beat those guys to it now turning personal, so it's going to be a fun week," Reed added.

Reed was leading at the time of his infraction and ended up finishing the tournament two strokes behind winner Henrik Stenson.

The Presidents Cup kicks off Thursday with four-ball action. The United States has won seven consecutive showings over the International side and holds a 10-1-1 record overall since the event began in 1994.

Reed: Smith's cheating comments make Presidents Cup 'personal'
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