Patrick Reed joins fellow LIV Golfers at Dunhill Links

Patrick Reed is set to continue his busy schedule by starting it at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland next week.

The 2018 Masters champion has been racking up air miles of late, playing in LIV golf events in Boston and Chicago, with a trip to Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship in between. After finishing tied for 12th at Rich Harvest Farms, Reed then returned to Europe to play in this week’s French Open, and is now set to head to the Dunhill Links, which are held at three of the best Scotland’s golf courses – Old Course at St Andrews, as well as Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. The next LIV event begins on October 7 at Stonehill Golf Club near Bangkok, Thailand.

There are expected to be at least 10 LIV Golf players in the Dunhill Links field next week as the pursuit of world ranking points continues. Currently, LIV events are not recognized by the official World Golf Rankings, and with indefinite suspensions from the PGA Tour, players have been forced to look elsewhere to maintain their World Ranking positions.

LIV golfers are still allowed to play on the DP World Tour until the trial in February, when a final ruling on whether their bans should continue is due. Talor Gooch, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Shaun Norris, Branden Grace. Richard Bland, Laurie Canter, Peter Uihlein and Jed Morgan are all currently part of the Dunhill Links group, although Abraham Ancer, who was scheduled to play and is still in the top 50 after joining LIV in June, is no longer part of the group. hall. listing.

Reed enjoyed a successful introduction to LIV Golf. His 4 Aces GC have won the team event at all four stages since his arrival, taking home $3 million, and he earned an additional $2.73 million for his individual efforts. He complained about his treatment on the DP World Tour since joining LIV, likening it to “a slap in the face”.

He looked in good form for most of the French Open first round, but dropped five shots in the last four holes to go from 3 under to 2 over, posting a first round 73. Reed entered the event in 72nd place in the Race to Dubai and seems determined to book his place in the DP World Tour Championship.

Michael C. Ford