Patrick Reed of the United States. Image Credit: AFP

Melbourne: United States captain Tiger Woods attempted to draw a line under Patrick Reed’s rules violation at the Hero World Challenge over the weekend when his team touched down in Australia on Monday for this week’s Presidents Cup.

Reed received a two-stroke penalty for improving his lie in a bunker on Friday during the third round of the tournament hosted by Woods in the Bahamas, where most of the American team prepared for their trip Down Under.

The penalty meant the 2018 Masters champion missed out on a chance to force a play-off against winner Henrik Stenson, but perhaps more damaging was the widespread condemnation of his actions.

“I have spoken to Pat about it, it’s behind us, we’re onto this week, we’re focused on going against this great International team here,” said Woods.

“As we all know, Pat was penalised and that was it, end of story. Unfortunately, he missed the playoffs by those two shots but we’re looking at this week.”