Over the past year, the feud between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour has escalated.
While golfers from both leagues rarely play in the same event, the Dubai Desert Classic provided that opportunity this week. It’s safe to say there’s still some bad bleeding going on.
During a practice round today, Patrick Reed of LIV Golf allegedly threw a tee at PGA Tour star Rory McIlroy.
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Reid, whose defamation case against analyst Brandel Chambly and the Golf Channel was dismissed by a federal judge in Florida on Friday, then approached McIlroy, who was on his hunch at the time, looking at the ground.
Reid stood next to McIlroy for a few seconds to say hello, but McIlroy did not even turn his head to him.
Reed insisted on saluting McIlroy but after receiving no response, he gave up and walked away but not before putting his hands in his pocket and throwing a tee in McIlroy’s direction in disgust.
Golf fans can’t get enough of the drama.
“Patrick Reid throws a tee at Rory McIlroy, which may not sound like much, but it’s essentially golf’s version of a bench-clearing brawl,” Golf Analyst jason sobel joked,
“Patrick Reid throwing a tee at Rory McIlroy is the energy I needed today,” added another.
What do you think of Reid’s response?