He was out, and now he is in.
Despite falling short of the five European Tour starts needed to retain a membership, Patrick Reed will keep his card due to a 2014 win at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Reed had originally planned on playing in five events but decided not to play in the Turkish Airlines Open after security concerns.
“We are delighted to announce that Patrick will return to action on the European Tour for the 2017 season,” European Tour CEO Keith Pelley said. “He is one of the game’s most exciting talents, as everyone who witnessed his electric performance at this year’s Ryder Cup will testify to, and our fans look forward to seeing him in action again next year.”
Reed’s membership was temporarily taken away last week, allowing Graeme Storm to move up one spot and retain the playing privileges he thought he lost after a bogey on the final hole at the Portugal Masters left him behind David Howell.
“I love to compete and I take pride in the fact that I have both my PGA Tour card and my European Tour card,” Reed added in a release. “I am grateful that I will continue to be a part of the European Tour and I value the opportunity to play with the best players in the world, all over the world.”