“My little victory.” The war of nerves between Patrick Reed (USA) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) seems to have come to an end.
In the first round of the DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic (total prize money of 9 million dollars) held at Emirates Golf Club (par 72) in Dubai, UAE on the 27th (Korean time), Reed made 5 birdies and 1 bogey with two holes left. Weaved a dog to reduce 4 strokes.
Part of the course was flooded due to the bad weather that poured into Dubai that day, causing a delay of about 6 hours. Before the tournament, there was a noise with McIlroy, but there was no big problem with the performance.
‘LIV Golf Par’ Reed approached McIlroy, who stood on the PGA Tour side, during a practice round and said hello. Although they were close friends, McIlroy did not even pretend to see Reed. Reed threw a LIV Golf 4Aces team tree tee at McIlroy, which sparked controversy when it was spotted by people around him.슬롯사이트
At the official press conference afterward, McIlroy criticized, “I came to say hello, but I didn’t really want to.”
Reed responded by saying, “I went to say hello to McIlroy, but he was fiddling with the Trackman and ignoring us. That’s why I bounced my wooden tee at him. I acted like an immature kid.”
They later met again at the hotel. But nothing big happened at the hotel.
According to Reid, he was in front of the hotel getting ready to go to the event with his caddy and coach because he hadn’t been notified that the event had been canceled. He was waiting for his car when Mae Kilroy appeared. The two are staying at the same hotel.
Reed asked McIlroy, “Where can I get a car?” Then McIlroy said, “The game is suspended today. We’re not playing today. We’re off the golf course.” Reid thanked them and went back to the hotel.
“I don’t know if McIlroy recognized me, my coach and my caddy, but I’ll take it as a small victory,” Reid said.
Meanwhile, McIlroy is tied for 12th with 2 under par with 3 holes left. The leader was Thomas Pieters (Belgium), who cut 5 strokes with three holes left.
With only 12 players having completed the first round, the tournament is scheduled to resume at 1:00 pm on the 27th.