Patrick Reed now hospitalized with double pneumonia, putting FedEx Cup playoffs and Ryder Cup in doubt
Patrick Reed, hobbled by an ankle injury that forced him to withdraw from the Northern Trust last week, is hospitalized with bilateral pneumonia, which puts his availability for the FedEx Cup playoffs and Ryder Cup in doubt.
Reed left Jersey City, where he was preparing to play in the Northern Trust, last Wednesday and returned to his Houston home to have his ankle examined. He was diagnosed with bilateral interstitial pneumonia (or double pneumonia) and was hospitalized at the Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center early Friday morning.
“I just want to update everyone. First and foremost-thank you all for your support,” Reed said in a statemen: “The good news is, my ankle is okay. The bad news is I’ve been in the hospital with bilateral pneumonia. I’m on the road to recovery, once I’m cleared from the doctors-I look forward to returning. I wish you all the best and I can’t wait to get back out there! Thank you so much for your support, it means a lot to me. Also a special thank you to the doctors nurses and staff at the Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.”
Reed is currently 22nd on the FedExCup points list and is projected to fall to 26thwhen play is completed at The Northern Trust. It’s possible he could fall outside the top 30 after thee BMW, which would mean he’d fail to qualify for the Tour Championship for the first time since 2014.
His withdrawal from the BMW also means he will not qualify for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, although he can still be one of Steve Stricker’s six captain’s picks, which will be named on Sept. 8.