The latest chapter of the conflict between LIV Golf and the PGA centers around the 2018 Masters Champion, Patrick Reed.
The 32-year-old Reed has filed a lawsuit against the Golf Channel and famed network personality Brandel Chamblee.
In the suit, Reed has cited “misreporting information with falsity and/or reckless disregard of the truth,” as well as “purposely omitting pertinent key material facts to mislead the public.”
The statements are partly due to the sentiments expressed by Chamblee in an interview on the Travis Fulton podcast back in June, describing defectors to the LIV as “aligning themselves with a tyrannical, murderous leader,” about joining the Saudi-funded league.
The lawsuit also claims that the channel and Chamblee have targeted Reed since he was 23. ‘Destroying his reputation, creating hate, as well as creating a hostile work environment’ for obscene fan backlash, only to offer more of the same while on-air.
Reed is seeking $750 million in damages.