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Patrick Reed claims that his DP World Tour login credentials are not working

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Despite resigning his membership to the PGA Tour, 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed is happy to retain his Honorary Lifetime Membership of the European/DP World Tour, this week appearing as the second highest ranked player at the Open de France.

As part of the tour’s ban against LIV players, organizers removed Reed’s name from the entry list for the Scottish Open in July but he since appeared at the 150th Open Championship, finishing 42nd, and at the tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA at Wentworth, where he was part of he top-10 that also included LIV Talor Gooch – both prize-money payouts covering any fines that were administered.

With the LIV series unable to claim points on the OWGR, Reed has been seeking qualifying points on alternate tours, recently taking part at the International Series Singapore, an event that carries the backing of the Greg Norman-led organization.

At Wentworth, Reed was at pains to comment how much he enjoys the challenges of European golf, particularly the links and more difficult of courses, such as he will find at Le Golf National this week.

“I enjoy the different questions we get asked on a links,” he said. “There are like 10 different ways you can play every shot. So you have to commit to one way and allow all that other noise in your head to escape. In that respect, links golf is more mental than physical. On tour, we all have the physical talent. But the winner is always the guy who can really believe the ball will fly a certain number and let it run to the hole. Or the guy who can hit a shot so far off what appears to be the correct line, yet know that the ball will get back to the flag.”

Whilst he hasn’t played the course in individual competition, he was part of the defeated US team at the 2018 Ryder Cup, winning one point from three matches by defeating Tyrrell Hatton in the Sunday singles.

Despite that ‘loyalty’ to the DP World Tour, he has again hit the news with a controversial take on a problem – he can’t log in to his DP World Tour account.

After finishing 12th at LIV Chicago on Sunday, Reed told Golf.com writer Sean Zak that his login credentials haven’t worked for weeks, despite trying to reset his password.

Of the 40-odd replies to the tweet, there are none in favour of the former world number six, now ranked 50 and desperate to at least be in a qualifying position for the majors.

Whatever the view, Reed is a player that thrives on adversity. Debutantes rarely win at LGN, but what a story it would be if the former ‘Captain America’ could do so.

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  1. Billy Ho

    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Mine isn’t working either.

  2. Frank the Tank

    Sep 21, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Im thinking maybe this is by design but im not sure Patrick.

  3. CrashTestDummy

    Sep 20, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Not working by design. I’d bet money it is deep state stuff. 😉

  4. Bob

    Sep 20, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    No Patrick. It’s working perfectly. Get a clue.

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‘People don’t know what the F they’re talking about’ – Billy Horschel rips Presidents Cup lineup critics

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The 2022 Presidents Cup is severely lacking star power, specifically on the International Team side. The United States Team has climbed all the way to a -800 favorite and looks to be all but guaranteed to dominate.

The U.S. Team is 13-1-1 all time in the Presidents Cup, but there have been plenty of competitive matches, including in 2019 when the International Team hosted the event in Australia.

The lack of talent on the International Team this year can’t be attributed to the fact that there are fewer good players worldwide this season. In fact, the International Team looked to be quite strong before the departure of many golfers who chose to play in the LIV Golf invitational series.

Cameron Smith, Joaquin Niemann, Abraham Ancer, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman were all sure-fire Presidents Cup players, and the International Team was forced to replace them with players who simply aren’t as good.

The only player who would have been guaranteed to be on the United States Team is Dustin Johnson. An argument could be made for Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, who both played in the 2021 Ryder Cup, but both players had fallen out of form even prior to their departure from the PGA TOUR.

The LIV players not being able to compete have left many fans questioning how deserving the remaining players are of their spots on the team and if the event is now watered down.

After his win at the Fortinet, Max Homa talked about being motivated by the notion he’s only on the Presidents Cup team due to the LIV departures.

Billy Horschel has taken exception to that narrative.

“I know there’s been a lot of chatter about it on both sides, at least the players who went to the LIV Tour,” Horschel said during a press conference Tuesday. “Then as Max [Homa] sort of indicated Sunday after he won [the Fortinet Championship], there was a lot of people on social media that like to chime in,” Billy said.

“What he’s heard, I’ve heard as well, I only made the team because the LIV guys left the Tour. I mean, those are just people that don’t know what the F they’re talking about. If they would have seen the points list when they left the Tour, Max and I were clearly in the top 12. So it doesn’t bother us one bit.”

Both Horschel and Homa will be making their first Presidents Cup start this week at Quail Hollow.

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Greg Norman says he was asked not to attend PGA Tour event he created…event director refutes claim

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On Tuesday, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman posted on Instagram to announce he was asked not to attend 2023’s QBE Shootout.

Norman founded what was previously known as “The Shark Shootout” event back in 1989 and has been hosting it ever since.

Norman’s post began by saying:

“Sadly, after 33 consecutive years of playing in and hosting every Shootout tournament – a co-sanctioned PGA Tour event – since I founded it in 1989, this year I have been asked not to attend.”

Norman also pointed out that the tournament has raised over $15 million for charities such as Cure Search.

 

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The director of the tournament Rob Hartman told the Naples Daily News that the decision was mutual, which refutes Norman’s original statement that he was “asked not to attend”.

“As we got close, ultimately the decision was made that he was going to step back and really let the focus remain on our tremendous charitable partners,” Hartman said. “When he started this event 34 years ago, it was all about charity then, and it’s all about charity now. Greg just made the decision that he didn’t want anything to distract from that.”

The two-player team competition is set to be held in December at Tiburon Golf Club.

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Paul McGinley: Make the Presidents Cup a mixed event

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The Presidents Cup gets underway this week from Quail Hollow Golf Club, with the International side looking for just their second victory at the event and its first-ever win on U.S. soil.

The U.S. has won the last eight editions of the tournament, and with the International side losing some key names due to their defection to LIV Golf, the U.S. has been installed as an overwhelming 1/10 favorite to retain the cup.

This week, Geoff Shackelford and Beth Ann Nichols both championed the idea in their columns that the event should become a mixed event to kickstart the seemingly flagging event. And you can now add Golf Channel analyst Paul McGinley to the camp supporting that notion.

Speaking on Golf Channel’s Presidents Cup preview alongside his colleague Brandel Chamblee, McGinley laid out the case for female players to join the event, saying:

“One of the things I’ve said in the past, I’ve said it on Sky, I may well have said it on this show too, is make it (Presidents Cup) a mixed event. I know it’s a big radical change.

“Six of each on each team, and I just think with the strength and quality we have in the ladies game now in the International side, I think that would really equate the teams.”

Referring to the World Rankings, which have the top 6 International female players currently ranked in the top 8, McGinley added:

“You would only go down to 8 in the world to fill the six ladies that would join the six male international players, and I think, we talk about growing the game, we talk about all the ideas that would come with it, I saw Geoff Shackelford writing about it this morning as well, so a couple of people out there think it is a good idea.

“I’ve been saying it for a year or two, and I think the Presidents Cup is a perfect opportunity for it.”

This year’s Presidents Cup features a U.S team with an official world golf ranking average of 11.6 against an International side whose average ranking is 48.9.

If the event this week was mixed, it would have featured a U.S. side with an average ranking of 9.83 vs an International side with an average ranking of 15.33.

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