Tour pro after Patrick Reed sinks to career-low: "Let's hope he doesn't sue"

LIV Golf's Patrick Reed has fallen outside the top 100 players in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in more than a decade.

Tour pro after Patrick Reed sinks to career-low: "Let's hope he doesn't sue"
Tour pro after Patrick Reed sinks to career-low: "Let's hope he doesn't…

Eddie Pepperell clearly thought it was amusing Patrick Reed was projected to drop outside the top 100 in the world rankings.

Reed, 33, a former Masters champion and multiple PGA Tour winner, was once ranked as high as No. 5 in the Official World Golf Ranking. 

But according to the stats guru @VC606, the American is expected to slip outside the top 100 this week. 

His slide down the world rankings is clearly down to the fact LIV Golf do not receive ranking points for their tournaments. 

The topic of whether LIV should or shouldn't receive points has been discussed at length.

The Saudi Arabia-backed tour were officially denied OWGR accreditation in October 2023. 

"Terrific player still," Pepperell wrote on X about the news. "Let's hope he doesn't sue the OWGR."

His comment was clearly a reference to the fact the American tried to take on some members of the golf media with a $750m defamation lawsuit. 

Pepperell described Reed as 'a f---ing clown' when he heard that news. The case has since been dismissed. 

In throwing out the case, a US federal judge ruled Reed must pay the legal costs of the journalists and news outlets he sued. 

It was deemed Reed brought 'meritless lawsuits in order to stifle free speech'. Reed had argued the defendants had conspired against him since he was 23.

Pepperell and Reed's history goes back further.

"What the F were you thinking?" Pepperell wrote on X when Reed was memorably accused of cheating during the 2018 Hero World Challenge.

In April 2023, the moment was revisited when an account, @useGolfFACTS, claimed the footage was digitally altered. 

That claim was in a reply to Pepperell on X. "Wasn't expecting this today," he wrote when he read the message. 

The @useGolfFACTS account is assumed to be run by Reed's wife Justine. 

Reed's fall outside the top 100 in the OWGR nearly coincides with some other memorable comments the American has made. 

Approximately 10 years ago, Reed turned heads  and then some when he made some bold comments after claiming the WGC-Cadillac Championship. 

At the time it was his third PGA Tour victory and Reed declared he believed he was one of the top five players in the world. 

Alluding to his stellar amateur career, Reed said: "I just don't see a lot of guys that have done that, besides Tiger Woods."

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