'Ungratefulness' - DP World Tour Pro Slams Fellow Pros

Mike Lorenzo-Vera didn't hold back in a passionate tweet in which he called out a few of his fellow professionals

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Mike Lorenzo-Vera is arguably one of the more flamboyant players on the professional circuit and, on Friday morning, before his second round of the British Masters (opens in new tab) got underway, the Frenchman made his thoughts known via Twitter, with the 37-year-old commenting on recent events surrounding players' actions.

Firing off a tweet, the Frenchman stated: "WTF is going on in some players head???? Not enough $$$ on the @PGATOUR??? Not well organized? Bad schedule? Bad courses? Bad crowd? Before the LIV, looks like they were happy! UNGRATEFULNESS!!!! That’s the only word that comes to my mind. #education"

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Although it is unclear which particular moment Lorenzo-Vera is tweeting about, it could be something to do with Sergio Garcia's reaction on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Championship (opens in new tab).

Playing the par-5 10th, the Spaniard pulled his drive into the thick stuff and wasn't able to locate his golf ball. After a search, the 42-year-old's ball was eventually found before a PGA Tour rules official stated that it was outside the allotted time of three minutes (opens in new tab)

Following the incident, Garcia was visibly angry and made his feelings known to the rules official, with the 42-year-old overheard saying: "I can't wait to leave this tour (opens in new tab). A couple more weeks and I won't have to deal with you [the referee] anymore." 

Garcia hits a drive

Garcia's agent confirmed that the Spaniard has asked for a release to compete in the LIV Golf International Series’ first event

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The tweet from Lorenzo-Vera isn't the first time that he has used his social media platforms to comment on matters around the LIV Golf Invitational Series. Back in February, the Frenchman posted a video message to his Instagram followers in which he urged those who had reportedly been approached to join the (at the time) rumoured League to "use the money to give to kids in Yemen. (opens in new tab)

In the video, Lorenzo-Vera states that: "There is something I don't really like that is going on now with the Saudi league," before describing the extortionate amount of money which is rumoured to have been offered to players. 

The 37-year-old then drew inspiration from a recent BBC documentary that he said was aired in the Player's Lounge of the DP World Tour event at Ras al Khaimah, with Lorezo-Vera explaining: "There was a BBC documentary about Yemen. Kids dying because of a lack of food. So skinny, so sad. The situation there is insane. I am no journalist and I don’t understand everything but the thing that I could understand is that the Saudis are involved."

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.