DP World Tour pro LEFT OUT of Dunhill Links for LIV Golf players

Mike Lorenzo-Vera had a "strange taste in his mouth" after revealing he was the fourth reserve for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, whereas some LIV Golf players were "invited."

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Thu, 29 Sep 2022
DP World Tour pro LEFT OUT of Dunhill Links for LIV Golf players

DP World Tour player Mike Lorenzo-Vera has been left with "a strange taste in his mouth" with LIV Golf players being invited to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship while he sits on the sidelines. 

Lorenzo-Vera, 37, revealed on Twitter that he was the fourth reserve for the popular event in Scotland. He also claimed that some players who participated on the LIV Golf Tour were invited to this event while he wasn't eligible.

"Four or five guys from LIV this week playing at @dunhilllinks. Some even got invited. I’m 4th reserve. Let me tell you. I have a strange taste in my mouth," Lorenzo-Vera tweeted on Thursday morning.

There are 15 players who have played in the Saudi-backed series teeing it up on the DP World Tour this week such as Talor Gooch, Branden Grace and Richard Bland.

When a number of LIV players played at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the Tour's flagship event, Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Billy Horschel all expressed opposition to their participation.

Patrick Reed, another LIV Golfer who played at the BMW PGA, withdrew from the Alfred Dunhill earlier this week. Nonetheless, Lorenzo-Vera is still left without a spot.

The Frenchman has struggled on the DP World Tour in 2022. He has failed to record a top-10 finish and having turned professional in 2005, he is yet to win on the circuit formerly known as the European Tour.

He describes himself in his Twitter bio as "politically not correct" and he is certainly not afraid to state his opinions. On September 18, he described Bryson DeChambeau's tangle with a rope at the LIV Golf Chicago Invitational as an "acting game."

Back in May, Lorenzo-Vera slammed players who were about to tee it up in the inaugural invitational at Centurion Golf Club near London.

"WTF is going on in some player's head???? Not enough on the @PGATOUR??? Not well organized? Bad schedule? Bad courses? Bad crowd? Before the LIV, looks like they were happy! UNGRATEFULNESS!!!! That’s the only word that comes to my mind. #education, " he said on Twitter.