Defamation lawsuits totaling $1 billion by golfer Patrick Reed dismissed in Florida.

Reed claimed negative media targeted him for profit.

Lawsuits named media members and their employers.

Judge ruled Reed's defamation claims lacked merit.

Claims cited alleged harm to Reed's career and reputation.

Judge found most statements were matters of opinion.

One statement from a Fox Sports story deemed potentially defamatory.

Reed failed to prove media acted with malice.

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Lawsuits dismissed with prejudice due to lack of amendment.

Judge emphasized his role in applying defamation law and the First Amendment.