Golfer Rhein Gibson Fires Caddie On Live TV For Costly Penalty

Rhein Gibson has shown a national television audience what his caddie knows about his propensity for golfing while angry.

The Tour golfer fired his caddie, Brandon Davis, on Wednesday after he committed an apparent rules violation, costing him a second-place finish at the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. A tournament official levied a one-stroke penalty against Gibson because Davis picked up the ball from a hazard on the final hole, according to

The Golf Channel captured the moment the irate Gibson lashed out at Davis.

The 18th-hole bogey dropped Gibson from a second-place tie to third place, costing him $12,000. Gibson fired Davis on the spot.

Hours later, Gibson, 31, apologized for his actions via Twitter.

Davis then went on the offensive, first on Twitter with an explanation as to why he didn’t break the rules, then on YouTube with an extraordinary defense of his actions.

Davis also offered insight into his relationship with Gibson.

“He (Gibson) plays a lot better when he’s mad,” Davis said. “He just does. It’s in his nature, and I don’t mind that. We’re friends off the golf course, he’s a good guy off the golf course.

“… And yes, did he throw a headcover at me? Yes. Did he fire me on the spot? Yes. Did he have a reason to? Yes. Until I found this! So that’s all. I’m actually in a pretty good mood tonight.”

Thumbnail photo via Steve Flynn/USA TODAY Sports Images

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