Newcomer to the LIV Golf Invitational Series supported by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, Patrick Reed did not fail to seriously scratch the US Circuit during a press conference this Tuesday at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, near Portland, Oregon.
There is no longer any doubt now. The split between Patrick Reed and the PGA Tour is consumed. This Tuesday, on the sidelines of the second stage of the LIV Golf Invitational Series scheduled between Thursday and Saturday near Portland, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Clubthe winner of Masters 2018 did not mince his words.
Asked how the US Circuit should have gone about retaining him, Reed curtly replied with a: Listen to the players, for once… “Before continuing a scathing diatribe which apparently says a lot about the bitterness that animates the American golfer, nine times winner on the PGA Tour.
We can take care of our health, work our body, and perform at our best at the right time.
« To be (in parlant du LIV Golf), we have a shorter schedule. We can take care of our health, work our body, and perform at our best at the right time. Not to mention of course the quality of life. Having fewer tournaments to play, being able to spend more time at home with your family, especially if you have children, and no longer leaving four weeks in a row, with a week off to follow during which you are already in preparation of the one that comes after. »
« Now you can set up a real schedule, and put everything you have into every tournament you take part inhe continues. On the PGA Tour, if you decide to take a little more rest, everyone passes you at the end. FedEx Cup. This forces you to play more frequently. And that is not good, neither for the mental nor for the physical. It exhausts you. And it’s no wonder, somewhere, that guys get injured in their thirties and are also mentally tired… »
Also present at this press conference (just like Brooks Koepka), Pat Perez46, another new dissident who declared by joining the LIV Golf “won the lottery”has not been kind to the PGA Tour boss, Jay Monahan. « He doesn’t listen to the players. The PGA Tour keeps saying : “we work for you, we work for the players…” But it is quite the opposite. It mostly looks like we work for them. At no time do we have our say! »
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