Nov
26
2014
Reed replaces Furyk in Hero World Challenge
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It’s been a busy fall for Patrick Reed — and it just got a little more so. Reed will replace Jim Furyk, who withdrew due to a back injury, at next week’s Hero World Challenge at Isleworth Country Club in Orlando, Florida.

Reed received the 18th and final spot in the field because he was the next highest ranked player in the OWGR as of September 14th who was not already qualified for the event.

Reed joins a strong field that includes defending champion Zach Johnson, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and 2013-14 FedExCup champion Billy Horschel. This tournament will also mark host Tiger Woods’ return to competition after an injury-plagued year.

After Reed played a starring role in the U.S. loss at the Ryder Cup, he competed in the Volvo World Match Play Championship. Then, he tied for 26th at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. Finally, he encountered some drama at the WGC-HSBC Champions, where he had a profane outburst that led to an apology.