Patrick Reed makes hole-in-one in Asian Tour International Series event

Patrick Reed came tied 31st in the International Series Singapore event on the Asian Tour, but the highlight of his week came on the 14th hole in the final round.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2022
Patrick Reed makes hole-in-one in International Series Asian Tour event

Patrick Reed ventured on to the Asian Tour this week for the International Series event in Singapore. He came tied 31st, eight shots behind winner Nitithorn Thippong.

Having controversially signed for the LIV Golf Tour, Reed is looking to subsidise the weeks when he can no longer play on the PGA Tour after being suspended.

The former Masters champion carded scores of 73, 68, 72 and 67 at Tanah Merah Country Club, but the highlight of his week came in the final round on Sunday.

Reed hit an 8-iron on the par-3 14th hole and made it for an incredible ace from 171 yards. It was the second hole-in-one of the week in an event which is part of a $300 million cash injection from LIV Golf.

10 events are set to be played on the International Series each season for the next 10 years. Some of the key aims of the series include driving fan engagement, attracting commercial interest and stabilising professional golf.

Fellow LIV Golf rebels Peter Uihlein, Justin Harding and Chase Koepka also played on the Asian Tour this week having been banished from the PGA Tour.

Uihlein, who has played in all three events so far on the LIV Golf schedule, is one of the 11 plaintiffs who have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Tour over their suspensions.

Reed is not one of the players who has litigated against the circuit. When his move to the Saudi-backed series was announced, Reed named family time as the key reason for leaving the PGA Tour.

"On top of it, just the quality of life for us as players now, having less events, being able to spend more time at home with the family," Reed said in June.

"If you have kids, being able to spend time with your children, and not sitting there and having to play three, four weeks in a row, then have a week off, and during that week off you’re preparing, trying to get ready for the next week."