Tour pro mocked after being duped by Justin Thomas 'dig' at Patrick Reed

DP World Tour pro Pablo Larrazabal appeared to take the bait after a parody account claimed Justin Thomas took a cheap shot at Patrick Reed.

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Fri, 26 Jan 2024
Tour pro mocked after being duped by Justin Thomas 'dig' at Patrick Reed

DP World Tour pro Pablo Larrazabal was urged to take a break from social media after appearing to take the bait from a parody account on X. 

@PGATuor threw up a post on Thursday claiming Justin Thomas took a cheap shot at Patrick Reed amid the news Poland's Adrian Meronk has reportedly agreed to join LIV Golf

Meronk called in sick before the Farmers Insurance Open and despite his manager telling Telegraph Sport the golfer really is ill, it appears he will become LIV Golf's latest signing. 

Tyrrell Hatton is also reportedly on the verge of joining the rival league and apparently the deal is being held up as he is contracted to Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods' indoor golf league, TGL

Remarkably, injury-ridden Anthony Kim is also being linked with a sensational return to the sport after a 12-year absence. 

Wrote the parody account: "Justin Thomas commented on Adrian Meronk's departure from the PGA saying: 'The PGA losing Adrian is like Patrick Reed losing 10 pounds. It's not really making a difference.'"

And Larrazabal, the World No. 94, responded: "If he really said that, he never player with Adrian, one of the best ball strikers in the world of golf at the moment… he got lucky he didn't play Ryder Cup, the difference would be bigger."

Unsurprisingly, his post was leapt upon by golf fans who were quick to remind the golfer Thomas never said that. 

One X user wrote: "When you start quote tweeting a parody account, you gotta delete the app from your phone."

Another added: "Pablo, mate, I love your golf, but you need a Twitter lesson. This is a parody account."

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