Patrick Reed FORCED of Dunhill Links after hotel problem

Patrick Reed of LIV Golf has been forced to withdraw from this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews on the DP World Tour after suffering a back injury from a soft mattress in a French hotel last week, according to Irish Golfer.

Reed, an honorary life member of the DP World Tour, would have competed in his third European event in the space of four weeks after competing in the BMW PGA Championship and the French Open last week.

The 2018 Masters champion finished a very respectable fifth tie at Wentworth, but would miss the cut at Le Golf National.

This was likely largely due to the back injury he picked up while staying at a hotel in Versailles during the French Open.

“The mattress was just too soft for me,” Reed said. Bernie McGuire, Irish Golfer.

“I played well in pro-am but the pain in my back was getting worse.

“It’s disappointing because I was looking forward to coming back to France after being there for the Ryder Cup.”

He added: “I first played the Dunhill Links in 2011. It was my first event on the European Tour so it was another event I was looking forward to playing.”

Sandwiched between the BMW PGA and the French Open, Reed finished tied for 12th at LIV Golf Chicago, but he was again on the winning 4 Aces team for a fourth consecutive LIV Golf tournament.

Reed has amassed just under $6 million in revenue so far from five tournaments on LIV Golf.

But despite all that money, Reed dropped out of the world top 50 for the first time since 2014.

And he will now drop even further after retiring from the Dunhill Links at the Home of Golf.

Rory McIlroy is a warm tournament favorite at St Andrews this week as he seeks redemption after his near miss at the 150th Open Championship in July. In total, now that Reed has retired, there will be 11 current LIV Golf players in action.

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Reed has since returned to the United States and will be looking to get back into full fitness to compete in the next LIV Golf tournament in Bangkok in two weeks.

The American had played six consecutive weeks of competition before his withdrawal this week.

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