JERSEY Town, N.J. — Patrick Reed’s quest to gain an automated place on the U.S. Ryder Cup group just obtained a ton more challenging.
The nine-time PGA Tour winner withdrew from the Northern Believe in with an ankle harm a lot less than two several hours prior to his Thursday tee time. Reed experienced been scheduled to play with fellow Ryder Cup hopefuls Daniel Berger and Scottie Scheffler for the 1st two rounds of the opening celebration of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Reed is presently ninth in the U.S. Ryder Cup rankings with the best 6 pursuing the summary of the Tour Championship earning automatic places. American captain Steve Stricker will find the other six gamers likely to Whistling Straits up coming month. Centered on his Ryder Cup file, 1 would feel the guy dubbed “Captain America” would make it, but it is really unquestionably not a lock.
Reed, who received at Torrey Pines in January, hasn’t been enjoying particulary properly the previous two months. Because a fifth-position end at the Memorial in June, his greatest result was a T-19 at the U.S. Open. He completed T-31 in his most latest start off at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
But Reed had to be hunting ahead to returning to Liberty National, where he received this party the last time it was performed at the Jersey Town course in 2019.
At No. 22 in the FedEx Cup standings, Reed will conveniently be one of the best 70 gamers qualifying for following 7 days”s BMW Championship. But remaining inside the top rated 30 to progress to the playoff finale at the Tour Championship—like with earning the U.S. squad—will likely call for some function.