• Reed heading for Wentworth

    Reed heading for Wentworth
    TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 13: Patrick Reed of the United States plays a shot from a bunker on the 4th hole during a practice round ahead of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 13, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

    Race to Dubai leader Patrick Reed will be part of the exciting field that tees off at Wentworth Golf Club for the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.

    The American will be hoping to accumulate more points in his quest to be crowned the best golfer on the European Tour and was only confirmed as a late entry on Monday.

    Reed’s victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship early this year as well as his T13 finish at the recent US Open handed him valuable Tour points.

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    He subsequently leads PGA Championship-winner Collin Morikawa by 28 points and a decent performance in Surrey this week will definitely extend his advantage.

    Reed made his debut at the famous course last year and went on to secure fourth spot as Danny Willet cruised to a famous victory.

    ‘I really enjoyed my first time at the BMW PGA Championship last year,’ said Reed.

    ‘The great reception I got from the fans in the UK was obviously a big part of that, so it’s obviously a shame they can’t be there this week, but I’m sure they will be watching on TV and it will be another fantastic tournament.

    ‘I’m looking forward to playing Wentworth again. It’s a great course and another really strong field, so hopefully I can play well again and do even better than I did on my debut last year.’

    The 30-year-old will have strong competition from some of the local players as well as other competitors on the Tour with Tommy Fleetwood, who sits third in the Race to Dubai, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter and Willet all in action.

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    Reed, though, is happy with how his season has unfolded so far but knows there is still a long way to go before the Race to Dubai winner is crowned.

    ‘There’s a lot of golf still to be played, including the Masters, but I’ve given myself a great chance of winning the Race to Dubai,’ he added.

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