Patrick Reed Hospitalized with Bilateral Pneumonia, Won't Play in BMW Championship

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVAugust 23, 2021

MEMPHIS, TN - AUGUST 08: Patrick Reed at the ninth green does a ball wave during the final round of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind on August 8, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)
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Patrick Reed announced he was hospitalized with bilateral pneumonia and will miss the BMW Championship.

"I'm on the road to recovery, once I'm cleared from the doctors—I look forward to returning," he said in a statement Monday.

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.<a href="https://twitter.com/PReedGolf?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PReedGolf</a> has been in a Houston area hospital since Friday morning after being diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia. Reed is improving and hopes to be released soon. He will not play the <a href="https://twitter.com/BMWchamps?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BMWchamps</a> this week. Below is a statement from Patrick Reed. More details on <a href="https://twitter.com/GolfCentral?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GolfCentral</a>. <a href="https://t.co/AXXdH5har2">pic.twitter.com/AXXdH5har2</a>

Justine Reed told the Golf Channel's Todd Lewis her husband's situation "got really bad very quickly" prior to him being admitted to the hospital.

Reed last competed in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, which wrapped up Aug. 8. He withdrew from the Wyndham Championship, and an ankle injury prevented him from entering the Northern Trust.

GolfChannel.com's Rex Hoggard noted prolonged absence from the PGA Tour could carry stiff consequences. His door to the United States' Ryder Cup squad is closing fast since he won't automatically qualify for the team.

Steve Stricker could still name him as one of his captain's picks.

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"That's a bitter pill to swallow for Patrick Reed"<br><br>Brian Katrek and John Maginnes wonder what Patrick Reed's ankle injury does to his Ryder cup chances<a href="https://twitter.com/bkatrek?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@bkatrek</a> I <a href="https://twitter.com/johnmaginnes?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@johnmaginnes</a> I <a href="https://twitter.com/RyderCupUSA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RyderCupUSA</a> <a href="https://t.co/gBS6Jb2SX3">pic.twitter.com/gBS6Jb2SX3</a>

Reed's position in the FedExCup standings (22nd) is tenuous as well and leaves him vulnerable to missing the Tour Championship. East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta is the last stop after the BMW Championship, so Reed's PGA Tour season may be over.

The 2018 Masters winner has six top-10 finishes and one win in 22 events this year.