Patrick Reed strongly defended LIV Golf following his return to the DP World Tour, responding to criticism of LIV's golfer program.

Reed was one of the leading names to turn the Saudi-backed series around earlier this summer. Despite his newfound loyalty,

the 2018 Masters champion returned to the DP World Tour last week along with 17 other defectors to compete in the BMW PGA Championship

However, upon their return, Reed and his fellow LIV members faced much criticism. None more so than their former PGA Tour colleague Horschel,

who called the defectors 'hypocrites' for moving to LIV to free up their schedule but still wanting to return to the DP World Tour at their flagship.

Reed responded to the criticism where he defiantly supported his move to LIV while also showing how the switch has actually given him more free time with his schedule.

He said: “My whole life, my whole career I've played on two tours. I played on the PGA Tour and the European Tour [DP World Tour] at the same time.

LIV only has 14 events next year, which means I'll be around more. Guys are like, you joined LIV to play a smaller schedule As a player,