LIV Golf pro Patrick Reed calls treatment on DP World Tour a "slap in the face"

Patrick Reed is teeing it up at the Cazoo Open de France on the DP World Tour, but he wasn't invited to a press conference and he wasn't required to play in the pro-am.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022
LIV Golf pro Patrick Reed calls treatment on DP World Tour a "slap in the face"

LIV Golf player Patrick Reed described the treatment he has received from the DP World Tour as "a slap in the face" as he tees it up at the Cazoo Open de France this week.

Speaking to Journal Du Golf, Reed believes the transition from the LIV Golf Series to the DP World Tour should be no different from a transition from the PGA Tour to the DP World Tour.

The American, who won The Masters in 2018, also played in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth at the start of the month. LIV Golfers received a frosty reception at Wentworth when they weren't required to play in the Wednesday pro-am.

Reed, 32, also didn't play in the pro-am at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. He is one of five players in the field this week who have appeared on the LIV Golf Tour in 2022.

The nine-time PGA Tour winner last month filed a lawsuit against Golf Channel and Brandel Chamblee for $750 million in damages for defamation.

"It's a slap in the face not to invite me to the press conference, or not to have me play the pro-am and all those things," Reed told Journal Du Golf.

"At the end of the day, it's just my golf that I have control over. I'm here to support the Tour, France and all the people who are here.

"But I don't see why we can't move from the LIV to the European Tour like we usually move from the PGA Tour to the European Tour.

"A lot of players understand and support my choice and have nothing against me. I didn't feel any animosity against me from then."

Despite playing his first 14 holes of this week's tournament in 3-under-par, a final four-hole stretch of double-bogey, bogey, bogey, bogey left him with a 2-over 73.

Reed is also entered in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland at the end of the month. This will be his third appearance on the DP World Tour in September.

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