Patrick Reed plays a shot on the first hole during Thursday's opening round – his first competitive hole since being hospitalized. Photo: Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images
ATLANTA, GEORGIA | Two weeks ago, Patrick Reed lay in an intensive care hospital bed in Texas with bilateral pneumonia and a message from his doctors:
Take every chance to talk to his family.
“First couple days they were sitting there telling me make sure you text your family quite a bit, talk to your family, because you just don't know. I mean, this is not good. We're not in a good spot right now,” Reed said Thursday at the Tour Championship.
“With how the hospitals are these days because of COVID(-19) and everything that's going on, it doesn't matter what's going on. They won't allow people in there, so it's only you in there.
Reed is hoping to earn a spot on Steve Stricker's Ryder Cup team. Photo: Tracy Wilcox, PGA Tour via Getty Images
“So I'm sitting there and those first two days the only thing that was going through my mind is, I'm not going to be ...
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