Why Did Patrick Reed Withdraw From the 2021 Wyndham Championship?

Published 08/10/2021, 4:43 PM EDT
Jun 17, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Patrick Reed waves after his putt on the second green during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports


The PGA Tour is heading towards the business end of the season. There is only one event remaining – the Wyndham Championship, before the FedEx Cup playoffs begin. So players who haven’t yet made it to the top 125 will have one last chance to make it to the playoffs and qualify for the next season. However, prominent golfer Patrick Reed has withdrawn from the event. 

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There will be a total of 156 golfers in the field for this week. The field boasts prominent names like Louis Oosthuizen, Hideki Matsuyama, Webb Simpson, and Rickie Fowler. 

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Why did Patrick Reed withdraw from the Wyndham Championship?

Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Patrick Reed tees off on the 6th hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Reed has been traveling extensively for the past weeks. Firstly, from the U.S. to England for the Open Championship, then flew back to his home country and played a couple of events before getting a late call-up for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. So, with all this traveling, you can’t blame him for wanting to take a break.

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The PGA Tour announced that Reed has withdrawn from this week’s Wyndham Championship. Moreover, he can afford to take a break and come back fresh for the playoffs as he sits comfortably at the 22nd position in FedEx Cup rankings. He was T31 last week in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. 

However, in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Patrick Reed failed to make a podium finish as he ended his four rounds at T22. But it wasn’t his mistake as he got to know about his qualification just a few days before and had no time for any kind of preparation. 

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Moreover, Reed is a former winner at the Wyndham Championship as he won this event in 2013. Meanwhile, Josh Teater, who is 193 in the FedEx Cup rankings, will come in as a replacement for Patrick Reed. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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