Patrick Reed is going on a road trip.
Earlier this morning the 2018 Masters champion packed up a van with the rest of #TeamReed to make the 12-hour trip from his home outside Houston to Atlanta for this week’s Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, the final event of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Reed qualified as the last player in the field this week despite not playing in either of the first two playoff events, the Northern Trust and last week’s BMW Championship, due to a battle with pneumonia.
The nine-time PGA Tour winner hasn’t been cleared to fly because the cabin pressure may be too much for his lungs, but Reed thinks he’ll be able to fly home after the tournament. After a long practice session on Monday, doctors monitored his progress and gave Reed a “cautious light to go and play.”
Reed won the Farmers Insurance Open back in January and has earned six top-10 finishes this season thanks to his impressive play on and around the greens, where he ranks eighth and fifth in strokes gained around the green and putting, respectively.