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    ‘Does this code work if I need to purchase a shovel?’ Professional rips Patrick Reed 

    Patrick Reed, left, on the LIV Golf occasion this week; and Mike Lorenzo-Vera, on the Irish Open.

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    Mike Lorenzo-Vera has blasted the LIV Golf Invitational Collection. Now he’s going after one among its larger names. 

    Over two tweets and an Instagram submit this week, the longtime DP World Tour professional ripped Patrick Reed over a bunker incident on the 2019 Hero World Problem, the feedback coming just below two months since Lorenzo-Vera questioned why gamers would play for the controversial, Saudi-backed LIV sequence. Reed’s account responded by blocking the Frenchman.

    The forwards and backwards started Tuesday, when Reed tweeted a reduction code for this week’s second-ever LIV occasion, in Portland. That tweet drew this response from Lorenzo-Vera:

    “Does this code works if I need to purchase a shovel ??? @PReedGolf ???”

    The dig was a transparent reference to Reed’s Hero incident, the place he twice brushed sand from behind his ball on observe swings earlier than finally being penalized. About three hours after his tweet, Lorenzo-Vera shared that Reed’s account had blocked him. 

    “Properly… that was quick… Bye Bye Cheat !!!” he wrote. 

    Lorenzo-Vera wasn’t completed. Two days later, he shared over his Instagram tales a graphic that this week’s LIV broadcast had been utilizing to showcase gamers’ talent ranges, solely this graphic had been edited so as to add “dishonest.”

    “@preedgolf has robust stats!!!” wrote Lorenzo-Vera, who can be enjoying the Irish Open this week. 

    All of this comes after the professional shared ideas on the Saudi-backed sequence in Could. Then he wrote, “WTF is occurring in some gamers head ???? Not sufficient [money emoji] on the @PGATOUR ??? Not effectively organized ? Dangerous schedule ? Dangerous programs ? Dangerous crowed [sp]? Earlier than the LIV , appears like they had been joyful ! UNGRATEFULNESS !!!! That’s the one phrase that involves my thoughts. #training”

    Mike Lorenzo-Vera shared this on Friday on Instagram.

    That tweet, alongside together with his responses to feedback, gave the impression to be in response to an incident involving Sergio Garcia on the Wells Fargo Championship. There, throughout the first spherical, Garcia was advised by an official that he had discovered a misplaced ball after the allotted three minutes, to which the Spaniard responded: “I can’t wait to go away this Tour. I can’t wait to get out of right here, my good friend.” And Garcia stored his phrase, becoming a member of the upstart sequence. 

    Lorenzo-Vera has received over $5.5 million on the previously named European Tour, and notably, he was tied for second on the midway level of the 2020 PGA Championship. His feedback towards the Saudi league had been additionally not his first, as he shared a 3-minute and 40-second video on Instagram in February, the place he recommended that these enjoying within the league donate their cash to charity.

    “Whats up, everyone. I’m doing this video as a result of there’s something that I don’t actually like of what’s occurring now with the Saudi league, and I wish to converse my voice on my social community,” he stated within the video. “So I converse in English as a result of hopefully this message goes a bit past the borders of France. I’m going to clarify to you what has been occurring by way of my thoughts the final week. I’ve been talking with my agent concerning the Saudi league, and it was form of like, effectively, think about, man, if I play higher and I can entry to that league, it’s an enormous sum of money which you can win. And it’s like a lottery ticket for the household, and that’s unbelievable and stuff, OK. 

    Mike Lorenzo-Vera

    ‘WTF is occurring in some gamers head’: Professional blasts Saudi league gamers

    Nick Piastowski

    “And throughout the week after that, it’s loopy. I used to be on the gamers lounge at throughout the match and the BBC was on, on TV, and there was a documentary about what’s occurring in Yemen. And I’ve seen the youngsters, loads of youngsters dying of lack of meals and so skinny and so unhappy and I imply … That is simply insane, the state of affairs there. And I’m no journalist, warfare journalist. I don’t perceive the whole lot, however the factor that I may perceive about that commentary is that Saudi’s concerned and … Feels unusual to take a look at this. So perhaps I don’t perceive the whole lot however as we are saying in France, there isn’t a smoke with out hearth. 

    “And I wish to converse to the fellows that signed for the league and that message. Possibly you may use that cash, not all of it, however a great quantity of that cash, to present to charity for the youngsters in Yemen to convey some meals to them. That will be fairly fascinating. And at the least I’d do it. That’s for positive. And I do know I’m not within the state of affairs and it will probably sound perhaps jealous or no matter, however I believe that someday we have to come again to earth a bit. 

    “And I’ve seen the feedback of Andrew Coltart and I believe that he’s simply 100% proper — someday we lose the truth and I’ve achieved the identical generally; look, I’ve performed twice in Saudi. And the extra the time passes and the extra I really feel uncomfortable with it and we simply have to not overlook the place we come from generally. Just like the European Tour, the PGA Tour have been right here for us and we are able to thank them. I believe that to go away from them only for cash, it feels a bit unusual. And that cash feels much more unusual.”

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    Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at and Golf Journal. In his function, he’s accountable for enhancing, writing and creating tales throughout the golf house. And when he’s not writing about methods to hit the golf ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee native might be enjoying the sport, hitting the ball left, proper and brief, and consuming a chilly beer to clean away his rating. You may attain out to him about any of those subjects — his tales, his recreation or his beers — at [email protected]

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