Twitter was in its bag Wednesday morning.
Video finally surfaced of the Rory McIlroy/Patrick Reed exchange on the range at this week’s Hero Dubai Desert Classic on the DP World Tour and Twitter immediately responded.
Was the video underwhelming? Of course it was. What did we expect? Reed to crow-hop into a full-blown laser beam into McIlroy’s back?
“I didn’t see it. I was down by my bag and he came up to me, and I was busy working and sort of doing my practice, and I didn’t really feel like — I didn’t feel the need to acknowledge him,” McIlroy explained to reporters Wednesday. “So I didn’t see a tee coming my direction at all, but apparently that’s what happened. And if roles were reversed and I’d have of thrown that tee at him, I’d be expecting a lawsuit.”
Here are some of the best tweets from Wednesday.
No Laying Up
How Reed thought Rory would greet him pic.twitter.com/p7dguEkJtI
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) January 25, 2023
Patrick Reed to everyone he has just sued pic.twitter.com/xBdYV8CQIn
— Garrett Morrison (@garrett_TFE) January 25, 2023
Patrick Reed explains what happened with Rory: pic.twitter.com/n3DzEvFKR0
— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) January 25, 2023
What Reed thought. What Reed got. pic.twitter.com/O0BlturvWB
— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) January 25, 2023
Jeff D. Lowe
You know how when people say a sequel or spin-off ruined the original movie or a franchise?
That’s how I feel about Patrick Reed and the 2016 Ryder Cup. It’s been totally ruined for me. https://t.co/AnyyNz1bDC
— Jeff D. Lowe (@JeffDLowe) January 25, 2023
I genuinely wonder how much Patrick Reed is even aware of all the lawsuits etc. that have his name on them. We all know Justine and “Team Reed” are running the show—and it’s like, what kind of person would sue everyone on the planet then act like nothing’s happened? Very bizarre. https://t.co/VIW7odEXtI
— Dan Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) January 25, 2023
Welcome to Tee Gate.
Rory McIlroy couldn’t be bothered after Patrick Reed subpoenaed him last month (don’t blame Rory)
And then PReed tossed a tee in his direction like a 12 year old after mom said no more range balls. pic.twitter.com/NLa3lFamX0
— Amanda Rose (@AmandaGolf59) January 25, 2023
Rory: "Hey Patrick do you like Imagine Dragons?"
— D.J. Piehowski (@DJPie) January 25, 2023