Patrick Reed on LIV Golf: Great thing, golf has had to evolve



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Patrick Reed on LIV Golf: Great thing, golf has had to evolve

Patrick Reed surprised many when he decided to play at LIV Golf. Of course, pressures immediately followed. Reed is frustrated by the talk about money and the motive for playing. “I’m ready for the LIV golfers to go ahead and play against guys on the PGA Tour,” Reed said.

“I’m pretty sure we can hold our own. “To be honest with you, I’ve played on every tour — this will be my second Asian Tour event because the last Saudi event was an Asian Tour event, but I’ve played on DP World, I’ve played on PGA Tour, I’ve played one Korn Ferry Tour event, and I’ve played now two LIV golf events, and I can tell you this much: The guys that are out there, doesn’t matter what the dollar amount is — I think, to be honest with you, the players were kind of sick and tired of hearing about that.

“At the end of the day when you go out there, you’re playing more than just for yourself, that you’re part of a team, and we’re all motivated to win trophies. There’s a reason why these top players, all these great golfers are coming over, because they believe in the product, they know it’s the right thing”.

Patrick Reed on LIV Golf

Reed believes that LIV Golf is a real innovation and refreshment in the world of sports. LIV Golf is a revolution.Greg Norman and others thinks that LIV Golf represents something completely new and innovative “I think it’s amazing,” The Straits Times reported Reed as saying at the event.

“I think it’s innovative and it’s a new way of looking at golf. You look at all the old traditions in the game of golf, and they’re great. I mean obviously tradition is always great in every sport, but you have to evolve to keep up with the times.

“I’ll never forget the British Open. You can sit on the first tee and watch every single player. If you sat on the first tee and watch every single player take the first tee shot, you would be there from 6.35 a.m.

to 4.15 p.m. “There’s a reason why the average age of the consumer who watches golf is 65. I mean kids don’t have that attention span; I don’t even have that attention span to sit there that long. And so having a product like LIV — a game of 54 holes — means it’s more of a sprint”.