Patrick Reed withdraws again, citing ankle injury – .

Patrick Reed withdraws again, citing ankle injury – .

Patrick Reed’s hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Ryder Cup squad took a hit on Thursday when he retired before The Northern Trust started with an ankle injury.

This is the second week in a row that Reed has withdrawn from an event before the opening tee shot. He was not substituted on the field, so the first playoff continued with 124 players.

Last week at the Wyndham Championship, where he was a former champion, no reason was given for Reed’s retirement. He won at Liberty National in the last edition of the Northern Trust in 2019.

Scores plein champ de The Northern Trust

It’s unfortunate timing for Captain America, with the Ryder Cup qualifying deadline looming. The top 6 ends after next week’s BMW Championship, and Reed is currently ninth in the standings. Any lingering effect from Reed’s injury could also impact Captain Steve Stricker’s generic choices.

A winner at Torrey Pines earlier this year, Reed has played a generally busy schedule this summer, but hasn’t finished better than 19th in his last seven starts.

Reed started the playoffs at No.22 on the FedExCup rankings. With his opening WD, he is currently expected to drop to 27th place.


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