Patrick Reed No Longer In Mallorca Open Field

The American had been expected to compete in the DP World Tour event at Son Muntaner Golf Club

Patrick Reed takes a shot during the second round of the LIV Golf Jeddah event
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Last week, it appeared likely LIV Golf player Patrick Reed would play in the Mallorca Open at Son Muntaner Golf Club, but it has now been confirmed he will not be participating after all. 

Reed is currently 80th in the DP World Tour Rankings, some way short of the 50th-place cut off to qualify for next month’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. However, the 32-year-old will no longer compete in the final tournament in the Iberian Swing this week, reducing his chances of appearing in the prestigious tournament.

As well as the opportunity to be crowned the Tour’s number one player, LIV Golf players have also been competing on the DP World Tour to gain Official World Ranking (OWGR) points pending the outcome of a hearing set for next February to determine their futures on the Tour. LIV Golf is currently unable to offer OWGR points to its players. As a result, Reed recently fell out of the world’s top 50 for the first time since 2014, and is currently World No.59.

With only one LIV Golf tournament left in its inaugural season and its bid for OWGR status ongoing, Reed’s options for accumulating points are limited. When the American signed for LIV Golf, he revealed he had resigned from the PGA Tour. However, even if he hadn't, he would have been suspended, closing that option off. Since then, Reed has played in two DP World Tour events – last month’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and the Open de France two weeks later. Elsewhere, he also competed in the Asian Tour’s LIV Golf-backed International Series event in Singapore.

Reed recently complained he was “getting hammered” in the OWGR and said: "The only thing I'll say about all of that is the longer that you have competitive golf and competition with such great players and top players, the longer they're playing events that aren't getting World Ranking points, it just makes the World Ranking system insignificant."

Whether Reed’s assessment of the OWGR's relevance is a reason he’s not competing in this week’s Mallorca Open is unclear. However, his decision not to play in the tournament suggests he's instead putting all his focus on LIV Golf's Team Championship finale in Florida the following week. 


Mike Hall
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Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

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Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

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