Patrick Reed is the 19th PGA Tour member to sign a breakaway deal, with 17 competing in this week’s first event having been suspended by the Tour shortly after kick-off at Centurion Club on Thursday.
Last Updated: 11/06/22 5:20 pm
Former Masters champion Patrick Reed has become the latest golfer to join the exciting LIV Golf Invitational Series, the Saudi-backed tournament said on Saturday.
LIV Golf announced their latest signing in the final round of their series opener at Club Centurion, releasing a social media post that read: “Welcome @ PReedGolf”.
Reed’s arrival means he is the fifth former Masters champion to agree to join LIV Golf, after Phil Mickelson, Charl Schwartzel, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson.
Another former Green Jacket winner, 2012 and 2014 champion Bubba Watson, was widely tipped to enter the circuit after being featured in a LIV Golf promotional video.
Reed is the 19th PGA Tour member to sign a breakaway contract, with 17 competing in this week’s first event having been suspended by the Tour shortly after kick-off at the Centurion Club on Thursday.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said “the same fate holds” for any player competing in future LIV events despite being denied permission, with Reed and Bryson DeChambeau set to participate second event in Oregon later in the month.
“I’m super excited,” Reed said. “Just thinking about being able to be part of the evolution and changing golf for the better is unbelievable.”
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