Patrick Reed Diagnosed With Bilateral Pneumonia

Patrick Reed Diagnosed With Bilateral Pneumonia

Patrick Reed Pneumonia
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Patrick Reed will miss next week's BMW Championship, and potentially the Tour Championship.

Patrick Reed Diagnosed With Bilateral Pneumonia

The American, who pulled out of the Northern Trust with an ankle injury, gave an update on Twitter announcing that he had been diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia.

In a statement, Reed said: “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.”

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According to Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis, Reed (opens in new tab) returned home to Houston on Wednesday, and while his ankle was being examined by a doctor, he was diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia, also called double pneumonia.

Bilateral pneumonia is a serious infection that can inflame and even scar your lungs. He was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital early Friday morning.

As a result of the illness, Reed will now miss next week's BMW Championship. Currently ranked 22nd on the FedExCup points list, he is projected to fall to 26th when play is completed at the Northern Trust.

Patrick Reed Pneumonia

Reed hasn't featured since the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational at the start of August.
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After the BMW Championship, he could fall outside the top-30 and miss the Tour Championship for the first time since 2014.

His withdrawal from the BMW also means he will not qualify for the US Ryder Cup (opens in new tab) team, although there is a chance that he will be one of Steve Stricker’s six captain’s picks, which will be named on the 8th September.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x