Mike Lorenzo-Vera has aired his displeasure at the DP World Tour after this week’s fourth reserve failed to get into the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship while some LIV players did.
The Frenchman has been critical of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit since day one but his fires have been stoked further after a number of LIV players teed up this week in Scotland at his expense.
Four or five guys from LIV this week playing at @dunhilllinks.
Some even got invited.
I’m 4th reserve.
Let me tell you. I have a strange taste in my mouth.
— Mike Lorenzo-Vera (@MikeLorenzoVer1) September 29, 2022
To add insult to injury, Peter Uilhein was even handed a sponsor’s invite.
“Four or five guys from LIV this week playing at @dunhilllinks,” Vera tweeted.
“Some even got invited. I’m 4th reserve. Let me tell you. I have a strange taste in my mouth.”
Where the PGA Tour has suspended its members from competing at its events, the DP World Tour has not, allowing players qualified for marquee events to take their place in the field. That said, the fact Uilhein was invited to compete at the expense of a loyal member like Lorenzo-Vera is understandably a bitter pill to swallow.
This week’s LIV rebels, who include Talor Gooch, will again not be in any featured group coverage on TV while they were also not invited for press conferences prior to the tournament.
The likes of Gooch tee up in Scotland looking to earn Official World Golf Ranking points given the LIV series has yet to be awarded anyway, and likely won’t be any time soon after falling short of the OWGR qualifying criteria.