‘It hit me like a brick’: Patrick Reed says pneumonia left him fighting for his life

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Ewan Murray

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  • Former Masters champion was in hospital for six days
  • Reed now hoping he can gain wildcard for Ryder Cup

Patrick Reed has offered a dramatic insight into his recent hospitalisation with bilateral pneumonia, with the former Masters champion admitting he feared he would never see his family again. “I was battling for my life,” Reed said.

Reed, who spent six days in a Houston hospital after being admitted on 19 August, has returned to the golf course at the Tour Championship as he bids to earn a wildcard pick for the Ryder Cup. After an opening round of 72 in Atlanta, Reed opened up on his health issues.

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