Patrick Reed Rory McIlroy feud resumes after tee toss at Dubai Desert Classic

As for the additional context: McIlroy said he and his family were interrupted on Christmas Eve when he was served a subpoena by Reed’s lawyers.

McIlroy didn’t confirm that the subpoena is directly tied to Reed’s re-filed $750 million defamation lawsuit claiming the PGA Tour, Golf Channel, Gannett, which owns Golfweek, and others acted in concert in “conspiracy, defamation, injurious falsehood and tortious interference.”

Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed.

Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed.Credit:Getty

“The PGA Tour’s and its ‘partner’ the NBC’s Golf Channel’s mission is to destroy a top LIV Golf Tour player, his family, as well as all of the LIV Golf players, to further their agenda and alleged collaborative efforts to destroy the new LIV Golf Tour,” Reed’s attorney, Larry Klayman, said in a news release in September.

“As alleged in the complaint, these calculated malicious attacks have created hate, aided and abetted a hostile workplace environment, and have caused substantial financial and emotional damage and harm to Mr. Reed and his family.”


Reed, 32, had two top-five finishes in 2022 on the LIV circuit. He won nine times on the PGA Tour.

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