2018 Masters Champion Patrick Reed (USA) said, “If LIV wins this year’s Masters, it will boost morale in the league.”
At a press conference ahead of the 2023 LIV Golf 3rd Tournament to be held this week at Orange County GC in Orlando, Florida, USA on the 30th, Reid said, “If LIV wins the Masters, it will also raise the mood of the team and league.” It is to share the joy of LIV with the whole of LIV Golf, and it will be of great help in boosting morale.”
The 2023 Masters Tournament, which is just a week away, will feature 18 LIV golf players out of the 90 confirmed to date. Six of them, including Reed, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson (above USA), and Sergio Garcia (Spain) are former Masters champions.
Reid, who won the Masters by one stroke over Rickie Fowler (USA) in 2018, hoped it would be even better if he could replicate that glory. In addition, on the last day, LIV was at the top of the leaderboard, and many players hoped to enter the top ranks.
This year’s Masters is the first tournament in which the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour and LIV golf players compete at Augusta National CC since the launch of LIV Golf in June of last year. Cameron Smith (Australia) won the Open Championship held in July last year, but he was on the PGA Tour at the time.스포츠토토
Brooks Koepka, who won four majors, also agreed with Reid, saying, “Winning a major tournament like the Masters or The Open is a great achievement.” “However, in major tournaments, it means that the best players compete regardless of their affiliations,” he emphasized.
Koepka said, “Yesterday at Jupiter, I talked with Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Justin Thomas (USA) for about 30 minutes and exchanged various opinions, including the golf ball problem.” There will be no tension,” he said.
However, it is unlikely that the peaceful atmosphere will be created as they hoped. Two months ago, at the DP World Tour Dubai Desert Classic, Reed and McIlroy made an uncomfortable scene where they didn’t even say hello. It is true that a lawsuit has been filed between the leagues, and players are summoned as witnesses, and some players are accused of personal aggression and conflict continues.