Patrick Reed "burner" goes after Sir Nick Faldo after he obliterates LIV Golf

The Patrick Reed "burner account" has criticised Sir Nick Faldo after the decorated golfer condemned the LIV Golf League and its players.

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Fri, 27 Jan 2023
Patrick Reed "burner" goes after Sir Nick Faldo after he obliterates LIV Golf

The Patrick Reed "burner account" linked to the LIV Golf player says Sir Nick Faldo's opinion is "meaningless" after the Englishman launched a scathing verbal attack on those who have joined the breakaway tour. 

Faldo, 65, recently told Sky Sports' Jamie Weir that he believes LIV players should have no Ryder Cup future. 


The decorated golfer said "they're done" as he called for Ryder Cup Europe to herald in a new breed of superstars.

As far as Faldo is concerned, the LIV players have moved on to a new job and so they shouldn't expect their pictures to still be on the walls at Wentworth HQ. 

Chief of Faldo's gripes is the fact he does not truly believe the tour is "growing the game".

He urged LIV to take the league to new regions instead of just trying to "antagonise everybody". 

Faldo said of the LIV players: 

"They're done. It's a rival tour. If you work for a company for 20 years and you then leave to go to a rival company, I can promise you your picture won't still be on the wall. You've moved on. Fine, off you go.
"They made that decision and I'm sure they knew it was going to cost them. They were playing the maths game. They were getting a huge chunk of money up front, and they knew it was going to lose them sponsors, but they thought 'I still win'."

Faldo, who captained Europe in the 2008 Ryder Cup, explained what annoys him the most about the breakaway tour that is commissioned by his old adversary Greg Norman

He said: 

"It's a closed shop: 48 guys given loads of money. What gripes me is it's not growing the game of golf.
"That really gets me when they fly across the world to a country that's been playing golf for 100 plus years and say, 'we're growing the game of golf'.
"If they keep saying they want to grow the game of golf, go and take it to new regions. Countries in the early days of being interested in golf now. Try that rather than just trying to antagonise everybody."

Faldo continued: 

"Whatever they want to do, go and do it. Let these youngsters play what we deem is real, competitive golf. Once you've decided to retire, disappear, move on, or go to another job. No one's going to talk about you, so just go and do your thing and get on with it."

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Faldo's thoughts did not go down well with the account widely-assumed to be from one of Reed's inner circle. 

Some have claimed that it's Reed's wife Justine behind the burner. 

This account claimed Reed was the victim of a conspiracy when he was accused of cheating at Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge. 

Responding to Faldo's comments, the account wrote: 

Reed once again found himself at the centre of a media storm after his exchange with Rory McIlroy before the Hero Dubai Desert Classic. 

McIlroy described the exchange as "a storm in a teacup" despite this hilarious reaction

Reed claimed McIlroy's behaviour was childish

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