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Wallace Accused Of Bullying Caddie At BMW International

European Tour pro and the No. 24-ranked player in the world Matt Wallace came under intense scrutiny over the weekend as Sky Sports cameras allegedly caught him physically and verbally abusing his caddie, Dave McNeilly.

During the final round of the BMW International Open, Wallace was shown on the United Kingdom broadcast going after McNeilly in an aggressive manner both after hitting his approach shot long on the par-3 12th and again after finding the water off of the 18th tee.

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Reached for comment by bunkered.co.uk, the European Tour released a statement that read, “We are aware of the matter and are reviewing it with all parties concerned.” 

Video of the interactions is scarce with one relatively mundane and innocuous clip of Wallace speaking to McNeilly following his 18th hole tee shot.

Wallace’s water ball on the 18th hole would prove costly as the Englishman required birdie on the last to earn a piece of the lead. Instead, he made bogey. 

Sky Sports viewers took to social media after Wallace’s 12th hole theatrics and again following his tee shot on the 18th hole, detailing claims of abuse as well as opinions on Wallace’s petulant behavior. 

This isn’t the first time Wallace’s behavior has come into question. Wallace even penned an apology article for The Evening Standard following an outburst at the British Masters. 

“The best players in the world don’t do that so why should I,” Wallace wrote. “That’s not who I am and, in that moment, it was just pure passion to win.” 

Last week at the U.S. Open, Wallace again came under fire as he threw his putter toward his bag, prompting Sky Sports analyst Rich Beem to comment, “I’m sorry but I just don’t enjoy watching that. I know you’re intense, but get over yourself.”

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