Rory McIlroy says "you can't pretend like nothing's happening" as he addressed his spat with LIV Golfer Patrick Reed.
And now the Northern Irishman has insisted that he "didn't feel the need" to acknowledge the former Masters champion.
McIlroy even went as far as saying that if the roles were reversed and he had thrown a tee he would be expecting a lawsuit.
Reed is also suing several members of the golf media, alleging defamation.
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McIlroy told reporters that he received a subpoena from Reed's attorney Larry Klayman on Christmas Eve.
Speaking about his exchange with Reed, McIlroy told the media he didn't even see the tee being thrown.
McIlroy described the exchange as a "storm in a teacup" and he was surprised that it turned into a story.
McIlroy said he didn't duck and his back was turned to Reed.
McIlroy was asked if he could mend bridges with Reed and he didn't respond.
Tiger Woods has also been hit with subpoena requests by Reed's attorney. Woods has been accused of deliberately ducking requests.
McIlroy also confirmed there was "no way" he could make amends with another LIV player in Sergio Garcia.
Garcia reportedly sent McIlroy text messages telling the four-time major champion to "shut up" about LIV Golf.
McIlroy previously explained how he responded with a few daggers of his own.