Patrick Reed is ineligible for the FedEx Cup playoffs starting next week as he has been indefinitely suspended by the PGA Tour for participating in the LIV Golf Invitational Series.
But that doesn’t mean he won’t play.
The Asian Tour announced that Reid, the 2018 Masters Champion, will play two International Series events in Asia.
The International Series Singapore will be played on the Tampines Course at Tanah Mera Country Club from 11–14 August, followed by an event on 18–21 August at Lotte Skyhill Jeju Country Club in South Korea.
Both events will have a $1.5 million purse with the winner receiving $270,000. The tournaments are elevated events on the Asian Tour with funding from LIV Golf Investments.
They are in contrast to the first two FedEx playoff events, which offer a $15 million purse.
Reid finished fifth at the LIV golf event in New Jersey on Sunday and earned $975,000, plus $750,000 for being on the winning team.
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It is unknown whether Reid is contractually obligated by LIV to participate in any international series of events. Graeme McDowell previously played in the London Series event a week before participating in the LIV event.
Reed may also do this to try to earn world ranking points, which LIV does not provide.
After starting the year at the 25th position, he has slipped to the 46th position in the world.
Reed said at his first LIV event in Portland that the reason for the move was “quality of life” and being able to spend more time with his family.
“It wears on you,” he said. “It wears on you as an athlete, as a person, on you as a father, and it’s for me, I think it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I mean special By form, I mean, what I just experienced in the first week, but also from what I’ve seen, that now I can do everything I want to do.
“Now I can compete at the highest level, but also prepare and prepare for every single event and be able to stay at home, and even though I’m grinding at home to get ready , I can spend time kids. When they’re in school, I’m doing all my exercises, and then later I can be a dad, pick them up from school, go to the pool, play tennis, I can hang out, do the things I really want to do with my kids.”
The next LIV event is not outside Boston until September 2-4, a week after the conclusion of the FedEx Cup playoffs.