Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland, pictured left) ahead of his first sortie in 2023 Patrick Reed ( It waged a war of nerves with the United States and the right).
World No. 1 McIlroy in men’s golf will participate in the DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic (total prize money of 9 million dollars), which opens in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the afternoon of the 26th (Korean time). McIlroy did not participate in a PGA Tour event in the new year.
Since the launch of the LIV Golf Invitational sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), McIlroy, who has been serving as the representative of the PGA Tour Remains, met a number of LIV players in his first tournament this year. Patrick Reed (USA), Abraham Anser (Mexico), Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood (England) and Henrik Stenson (Sweden) will participate in this tournament.
However, it was revealed that McIlroy refused to greet Reed at the practice range before the opening, and their pride battle was ignited. In the video, which shows McIlroy refusing to greet Reed, Reed approaches and greets McIlroy, who sits with his back turned to check equipment. However, when McIlroy doesn’t respond, Reed throws a golf tee at McIlroy. In an interview with Golf Digest, Reed said, “I had a good relationship with McIlroy until I joined LIV.” I lightly flicked the written tee with my finger,” he explained.바카라사이트
Then, at a press conference held on the afternoon of the 25th, McIlroy revealed the reason he refused to greet Reed. “I got a subpoena from Reed’s lawyer last Christmas,” McIlroy said. In fact, one of Reed’s lawyers argued that McIlroy, along with Tiger Woods (USA) and others, conspired to violate the PGA Tour’s antitrust laws. British media outlet The Guardian explained that Reed named McIlroy as a witness in his case, which led to McIlroy receiving a subpoena on Christmas Eve.
McIlroy said, “I’m not familiar with Reed. If I were Reed, I wouldn’t have expected a greeting or a handshake.” I didn’t even see a hint that he threw it,” he dismissed. Then, when asked if his relationship with Reed could be improved, he shook his head quietly with an expressionless face and remained silent. Interest in the DP World Tour is expected to rise again due to the conflict between the two.