Rory McIlroy (34, Northern Ireland, photo left), who claims to be the “guardian” of the PGA Tour, and Patrick Reed (33, USA), who went to LIV Golf supported by Saudi Arabia, collided. It seems that the emotional battle between the players of the two groups is intensifying.
At the official press conference for the DP World Tour Dubai Desert Classic, which opens in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 26th (Korean time), McIlroy said, “It is true that I deliberately ignored it” when asked if he hadn’t deliberately received Reid’s greetings recently. . The day before, foreign media reported that McIlroy, who competed in this tournament, ignored Reed’s regards at the practice range the day before, and was enraged.
A lead reportedly threw a wooden tee at McIlroy. Reed, the 2018 Masters Champion, is a representative player who has crossed over from the PGA Tour to LIV golf. McIlroy is leading the way in defending the PGA Tour against this.
It wasn’t just that Reed moved to LIV Golf that McIlroy wasn’t greeted by Reed. McIlroy recently disclosed that he received a subpoena from Reed’s attorney for a trial that began on Reed’s charges last Christmas Eve. He said, “I’m having a good time with my family, and anyone in that situation would be in a bad mood.” If I were him, he wouldn’t say hello or ask for a handshake.” 먹튀검증
McIlroy said that he had no idea that Reed had thrown a tee, but said, “If the position had changed (in a situation where the greeting was ignored), I would have thrown a tee too.” Regarding this, Reed said, “I didn’t throw a tee, I just flicked it lightly with my finger as a joke.” His behavior was like that of a spoiled child.” In addition to Reed, this year’s Dubai Desert Classic will feature a large number of LIV golf transfer players, such as Ian Poulter (47, England) and Henrik Stenson (47, Sweden). McIlroy has argued that the DP World Tour, which maintains a close partnership with the PGA Tour, should be banned from participating in LIV golf transfers.
According to the US Golf Channel, Reed’s attorney named McIlroy as a co-conspirator in the PGA Tour’s antitrust lawsuit. When McIlroy was named as a witness, a subpoena was issued to the McIlroy house. “(The suit) was not brought by me,” Reed explained.