Tour pro trolls Patrick Reed over LIV video

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Patrick Reed posted a video offering discounted tickets for his LIV Golf debut – and got more than he bargained for.

The former Masters champion has faced criticism over the years amid allegations of cheating.

And DP World Tour star Mike Lorenzo-Vera, a vocal critic of the Saudi-backed rebel tour, took the chance to troll the American.

“Does this code work if I want to buy a shovel?,” the Frenchman asked in response to Reed’s tweet.

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The joke is in reference to an incident at the 2019 Hero World Challenge, where Reed was accused of twice improving his lie in a bunker.

Lorenzo-Vera's antics clearly didn’t go down well with Reed, who subsequently blocked him on Twitter.

But it didn’t end there, as the 37-year-old responded: “Well... that was fast! Bye bye cheat!”

It’s not the first time the 2018 green jacket winner has had to deal with jibes about the controversy. At the 2020 PLAYERS Championship, a fan was ejected from TPC Sawgrass after asking Reed to sign a shovel.

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However, he also made fun of the incident himself, pretending to shovel sand at the 2019 Presidents Cup which took place just a few days after the controversy kicked off.

It hasn’t been a good few days for Reed, whose deal with PXG was ended after just six months.

He was also widely slated for his part in a fiery press conference with Brooks Koepka and Pat Perez ahead of the trio’s LIV debut.

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