Patrick Reed moved to quash any rumours of animosity between PGA Tour and LIV Golf players at next week’s Masters when players from both tours go head to head at Augusta National.
Reed a 2018 Masters winner is one of six LIV players who have lifetime exemptions to the tournament while Open champion Cameron Smith, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka are exempt having won majors in the past five years.
Reed, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Charl Schwartzel will all don their green jackets at next week’s champions dinner but Reed won’t be sitting down to dinner to create tension.
“It’s one of those things, the media and the storylines are going to be obviously LIV versus PGA Tour and all that kind of stuff,” Reed said ahead of the latest LIV Golf League event in Orlando.
“But really the majors, that’s all the guys that come in, top players in the world are going and playing against each other, no matter where they come from. It doesn’t matter what tour they’re on or anything; it’s the top guys going and trying to play for one of the most coveted events in the world.
“For us, at least for myself, it’s going to be business as usual going out and playing. Would I like to have LIV be up at the top? Of course. But really at the end of the day, it’s all of us going in there and just trying to play the best golf we can and be ready for the four biggest weeks of the year.”
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