“If I were in his shoes, I wouldn’t have said hello or shook hands. ( Rory McIlroy)”
“If you act like an immature child, you deserve to be treated that way. (Patrick Reed)”
atmosphere continues. This is because of what happened between Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Patrick Reed (USA) at the Emirates Golf Club driving range in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where the DP World Tour (European Tour) Hero Dubai Desert Classic was held on the 24th. In the Golf Tips Checkers video, Reed approaches McIlroy to say hello, but McIlroy crosses his arms without much reaction. Reed then turned around and appeared to throw a golf tee at McIlroy.
When McIlroy, who represents the American Professional Golf (PGA) tour, and Reed, who joined the LIV Golf Invitational sponsored by Saudi Arabia last year, appeared to have come from an uncomfortable relationship, more fierce words were exchanged outside the field. McIlroy said: “On Christmas Day, I received a subpoena from Reed’s attorney. How would he feel if he got a summons for a party with his family on Christmas Eve?” Regarding the related lawsuit, the US Golf Channel said, “The players of LIV filed claims that McIlroy, Davis Love III, and Tiger Woods were conspirators in the PGA Tour’s antitrust plan to destroy LIV golf.” McIlroy, who said, “I didn’t know if Reed had teed it,” said displeasedly, “If I had teed Reed from the opposite position, I would have prepared for another lawsuit.”
Regarding this, Patrick Reed said, “McIlroy looked at me and pretended not to know. He insisted that it was an immature childlike behavior,” and said, “I felt like I was being ignored, so (I didn’t throw a tee) lightly flicked it with my finger.” The battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf has escalated into an emotional battle between players from each team. Naturally, the relationship between McIlroy and Reed in the golf world was also formed.
Bryson DeChambeau (left) and Brooks Koepka. [Photo by Gettyimages] In
the golf world, there is a case where an emotional battle has intensified beyond rivalry and formed an enmity relationship. Representatives are ‘long hitter’ Bryson Dishambeau (USA) and Brooks Koepka (USA). The two have been bumping into each other since January 2019. At the time, Koepka openly criticized DeChambeau, who was playing slowly, saying, “I don’t understand why it takes 1 minute and 20 seconds to make a shot.” After the final round of the PGA Championship in May 2021, the relationship took a turn for the worse. DeChambeau passed behind Koepka, who was doing a broadcast interview, making the sound of a gong embedded in a spike. 메이저사이트
Since then, the conflict between the two has been noticeable on social media. In 2021, when DeChambeau broke up with his caddy and expressed his dissatisfaction with the driver’s club, Koepka indirectly sarcastically said, “Thank you to my caddy” and “I love my driver.”
The relationship between the two also led to an event match. In November 2021, the two faced off against The Match. Prior to the match, DeChambeau carved Koepka’s face on the target and hit a 520-yard super-long shot from the roof of a hotel. The press conference ahead of The Match was held separately. In the actual confrontation, Koepka won a 4-hole victory over DeChambeau, and after the match, he did not hide his uncomfortable feelings again by saying, “I will not get close to him.”
‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA) had an enemy named Phil Mickelson (USA). Mickelson made his PGA Tour debut first, but he couldn’t hide his discomfort when Woods swept the PGA Tour. Beyond the extent of sharing a personal friendship, a bloody relationship continued to the extent that they did not even say hello to each other behind the scenes. However, as they entered their 40s, the two developed a respectful relationship, and in 2018, they had a 1-on-1 confrontation in The Match event competition. Of course, the relationship between the two has subtly changed again, with Mickelson at the forefront of LIV golf and Woods acting as a spokesperson for the PGA Tour in rebellion against LIV golf.