Patrick Reed says he is considering further legal action after LIV Golf lost their arbitration case against the DP World Tour and feels the announcement at the Masters was planned.
Reed was one of a number of players who were sanctioned by the DP World Tour with a £100,000 fine last June when he defected to LIV Golf.
These fines were upheld by Sports Resolutions after the hearing in London took two months to complete. The news broke just hours before the first groups teed off at the Masters two weeks ago and Reed told the Times of London that the announcement was ‘coincidental’ but ‘planned.’
“I was surprised they chose to announce it on the first day of the Masters,” said the 2018 Masters winner.
“We strongly feel that the Sports Resolutions ruling is wrong.”
LIV are yet to respond to the ruling, but Reed who is no stranger to dishing out legal threats isn’t taking the verdict without a fight.
“Yes, I am [taking legal action]. I will always and have always planned to play as a proud member of the DP World Tour. Currently, I would be in or around the top eight in the Race to Dubai rankings — if my name was included on this season’s published list.”
Reed was an honorary lifetime member of the DP World Tour before jumping to the Saudi backed LIV Tour last June. Despite being suspended from the PGA Tour he and his fellow LIV golfers were allowed to compete on the DP World Tour pending the outcome of the arbitration case.
The American is scheduled to compete at this week’s LIV Golf Adelaide event.
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