Patrick Reed hit out at DP World Tour events at the French Open, which starts on Thursday, saying their treatment of him as a LIV rebel was a "slap in the face".

The former Masters champion is the only major winner in the field at Le Golf National, the Paris venue where he played for the defeated US team in the 2018 Ryder Cup.

But because Reed joined the Saudi-funded circuit, he was not invited to play in yesterday's pro-am and was also not required to hold.

Reed also thinks he was "hidden" in the first-round draft, far from the groups in the draft.“At the end of the day, it's just my golf that I have control over.

I'm here to support the Tour, of France, and all the people who are here. But I don't see why we couldn't move from LIV to the European Tour like we usually move.

Most of the players understand and support my choice and have nothing against me. I felt no animosity from them.'

The player once dubbed Captain America has not represented Team USA since the 2019 Presidents Cup. That match against Team International will finally be played again.

but Reed was ruled ineligible after being banned from the PGA Tour for signing with LIV. However, the home side is still looking to make it nine wins in a row,