Patrick Reed slams the DP World Tour at Roland-Garros

Controversial LIV Golf star Patrick Reed has said his treatment by the DP World Tour was a “slap in the face” after he was banned to the shadows at this week’s French Open.

Reed, one of golf’s most unpopular players of the past five years, is taking part in the event as he tries to rack up world ranking points, which are absent from LIV Golf events.

But while a court ruling allows Reed to finish at Roland Garros, the DP World Tour has made it clear he is not welcome.

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Patrick Reed says his treatment by the DP World Tour was a “slap in the face”.Source: Getty Images

Reed was not invited to play in the pre-tournament pro-am and he was not invited to a mandatory press conference despite being the only Masters winner on the pitch.

The American also believes that he was “hidden” in the pairings of the first round, far from the flagship groups.

“It’s a slap in the face for me not being invited to the press conference, or having me play the pro-am and all those things,” he said. golf diary.

“At the end of the day, it’s just my golf that I have control over. I’m here to support the Tour, France and all the people who are here.

“But I don’t see why we can’t go from LIV to European Tour (DP World Tour) like we usually go from PGA Tour to European Tour.”

Reed went on to say that many of his colleagues held no grudges against him for his decision to reject the Saudi-backed breakaway’s traditional tours.

“A lot of players understand and support my choice and have nothing against me. I didn’t feel any animosity against me from them,” Reed said.

Earlier in the week, Reed said his DP World Tour login credentials “have not worked for two weeks.”

The 32-year-old has also been criticized for taking part in the DP World Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, earlier this month.

PGA Tour loyalists Rory McIlroy and Billy Horschel slammed Reed and other LIV Golf members for showing up after making their choice to join another tour.

Reed fired back earlier this month, however, saying The temperature“I feel like (Rory) making those kinds of comments is insulting.

“Let’s be honest, I’ve (played the DP World Tour) more regularly than some of the Europeans on the PGA Tour, so for them to shoot other guys, especially Billy and Rory who shoot LIV guys saying that “They shouldn’t be here. I’ve done more for this Tour than Billy and I’ve played almost as much as Rory in the last five years.

Michael C. Ford