Rory McIlroy defends Patrick Reed snub, says there’s no need to ‘acknowledge him’ after Christmas Eve subpoena

The battle between the PGA Tour’s top players and LIV Golf is continuing into the New Year with Rory McIlroy showing no interest in making amends with one of the Saudi-backed circuit’s most prolific players.
Reports this week indicated that Patrick Reed had approached McIlroy during a practice round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Monday to shake his hand.
After getting snubbed by McIlroy, the LIV golfer reportedly threw a tee in his direction.
Video of the supposed interaction shows the awkward moment Reed held his hand out before eventually walking away and turning in McIlroy’s direction one last time to toss something at him.
McIlroy went on to say that after getting served with a subpoena from Reed over the holidays, he’s not sure what the PGA Tour defector expected.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM"I mean I got a subpoena on Christmas Eve, I don’t see – like you can’t pretend like nothing's happening, right?
McIlroy was further asked if he could ever see himself "mending" the relationship with Reed.
McIlroy addressed the incident further on Wednesday, saying again if the roles were reversed, "I wouldn't expect a hello or a handshake."
So again, I'm living in reality, I don't know where he's living.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPReed responded to McIlroy’s snub, adding that it has everything to do with LIV Golf – a notion McIlroy likely wouldn’t disagree with.
"Harry shook my hand and Rory just looked down there and was messing with his Trackman (device) and kind of decided to ignore us."
Funny how a small little flick has turned into basically me stabbing him and throwing a tee at him."