Patrick Reed is targeting other golf journalists in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit
Reed is already suing the Golf Channel and its commentators Brandel Chamblee,
Damon Hack, and Shane Bacon, as well as Golfweek columnist Eamon Lynch and its parent company Gannett.
The civil suit, first filed in a Texas court in August, alleges that the defendants have defamed Reed "since he was 23 years old.
Reed's initial charges include "misrepresenting information with falsehood and/or reckless disregard for the truth, that is, with actual and constitutional malice,
intentionally omitting relevant key material facts to mislead the public, and actively targeting [Reed] to destroy his reputation, create hatred .
and a hostile work environment for him”. Now Reed has filed a new $250 million lawsuit against a number of other prominent golf media members and organizations,
including author Shane Ryan, the Hachette Book Group, the New York Post, and Fox Sports, as well as the Associated Press and golf writer Doug.
Two books by Ryan are cited in the release: 'Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour' and 'The Cup They Couldn't Lose: