Patrick Reed in hospital recovering from bilateral interstitial pneumonia

Reed is now out of the BMW Championship and can no longer receive an automatic pick in the US Ryder Cup side.

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Mon, 23 Aug 2021
Patrick Reed in hospital recovering from bilateral interstitial pneumonia

Patrick Reed is currently in hospital recovering from bilateral interstitial pneumonia, according to Golf Channel's Todd Lewis. 

Reed, 31, withdrew from the Wyndham Championship last week and then again at this week's Northern Trust with an ailing left ankle.



Reed reportedly travelled home to Houston on Wednesday and then had his ankle examined by a doctor.

However, he was then later diagnosed with bilateral interstitial pneumonia, which is also known as double pneumonia - an infection in both lungs that can cause inflmmation and scarring.

The 2018 Masters champion has since been admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital.

"I’m on the road to recovery," said Reed in a statement.

"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."

Reed has confirmed he will not be playing in next week's BMW Championship, and he would appear a huge doubt to compete in the season-ending 30-man Tour Championship, especially as he is expected to fall to 26th in the standings after the Northern Trust. 

"It got really bad very quickly," Reed’s wife Justine told Lewis.

Reed will now not be able to automatically qualify for the United States Ryder Cup team, and he will now need to rely on one of Steve Stricker's six captain picks.