Patrick Reed no longer on PXG staff, sources confirm | Golf News and Tour Information

It seems the marriage between Patrick Reed and PXG is over.

In January at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Reed ended his longtime free equipment agency by signing with the Scottsdale-based manufacturer. “PXG is such a natural fit for me,” Reed said earlier this year. “I love the message they send and the brand they’ve built, and it takes a great team. I’m so excited to be a part of the PXG troops and what’s to come. Safe to say, I’m very excited about this year.

A source told Golf Digest the decision was unrelated to Reed’s exodus and his upcoming suspension from the PGA Tour.

The news is not necessarily a surprise. Reed had replaced the PXG driver with a Grindworks big stick at Memorial and the US Open, and stopped wearing a PXG hat after the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Reed had been a gear free agent for several years and used that freedom to play what he wanted more freely perhaps than any other player, having used gear from multiple companies, including PXG. This included 2018, when Reed won the Masters without a single kit partnership. Reed has also used equipment from non-traditional companies such as wedges from Artisan Golf and irons from Grindworks.

Reed enters the week ranked 39th in the Official World Golf Rankings, his worst position since 2014.

Michael C. Ford