June 8, 2024

Patrick Reed slammed the Official World Golf Ranking once again as the American player opened up on his incredible major streak coming to an end.


Reed has played in every major since the 2013 Open Championship.


Since that appearance at Muirfield, Reed has teed it up in 41 consecutive majors.


But he won’t feature in the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst over 13-16 June.


Reed was scheduled to play in a qualifier on 20 May for the third men’s major of the year.


But that qualifier fell the day after the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla concluded.


Along with the significant travel hurdle, Reed was also handed an early round tee time.


So the American decided to withdraw.


“Playing at a major championship, grinding for four days, then trying to get a flight out and get there … it wasn’t feasible,” Reed said before LIV Golf Houston.


“[There was] too much that I had to do to try to get there and line everything up.


“It wasn’t meant to be.”


Donald Trump with Patrick Reed


Reed is allowed to tee it up every year at Augusta National thanks to winning the 2018 Masters.


But his five-year exemption into the U.S. Open, Open and PGA Championship as a result of that triumph ran out last year.


In years past, he would’ve relied on his world ranking to qualify for the majors.


Reed is now No. 100 in the OWGR.


LIV applied for OWGR recognition in July 2022 and were rejected last October by the governing body.


Instead of making changes, LIV fumed at the decision and withdrew their application altogether.


Still, Reed is not happy and called the OWGR a ‘broken system’.


Patrick Reed


“I feel like the world ranking is not a reflection of where I should be and what events I should be in,” he said.


“But at the end of the day, I don’t make those decisions. It’s their call on special exemptions.


“They’re the ones that make those decisions and I just have to live with it, just continue doing what I do and play golf.”


Reed has played in 11 non-LIV events since January 2023.


From those starts, he’s posted four top-10s and seven top-25 finishes.


Reed said of his results: “If those events would carry over into a normal season throughout, there’s be no doubt I’d be in the majors.


“I’ll be well inside the top 20, probably top 15 in the world with those kinds of finishes consistently throughout the year.”

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