Patrick Reed says he has cleared the air with Xander Schauffele following the rules controversy which overshadowed Reed's victory in the Farmers Insurance Open.

Reed was cleared of any wrongdoing by rules officials after taking a free drop for an embedded ball in the third round, but Schauffele was among those unimpressed by the situation.

"Obviously the talk amongst the boys isn't great, I guess, but he's protected by the (PGA) Tour and that's all that matters, I guess," Schauffele said.

Speaking ahead of this week's Saudi International, Reed said he and Schauffele had exchanged text messages, adding: "I'm just going to leave it between him and I because really, it's one of those things that all you can do is try to do the right thing and from that point, move on.

"We're good. We're all good." 

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