Patrick Reed – one of the best golfers in the world – was hospitalized … after the PGA Tour star says he was diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia.
The 31-year-old former Masters champion shared the scary news in a statement to Golf Channel Todd Lewis … say that luckily all the signs are pointing to his getting back to 100 percent soon.
“I’m on the mend,” said Reed, who struggled with an ankle injury prior to his battle with severe pneumonia. “As soon as I am free from the doctors – I look forward to returning [to golf]. “
. @ PReedGolf has been in a Houston area hospital since Friday morning after being diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia. Reed is improving and hoping to be released soon. He won’t be playing at @BMWchamps this week. Below is a statement from Patrick Reed. More information on @GolfCentral. pic.twitter.com/AXXdH5har2
– Todd Lewis (@ToddLewisGC) Aug 23, 2021 @ToddLewisGC
Reed added, “I wish you all the best and can’t wait to get out again!”
Reed – who has been in a hospital near Houston since Friday – retired from the BMW Championship this weekend while continuing to battle pneumonia.
It’s unclear whether Reed’s diagnosis is in any way related to COVID-19.
Reed has been one of the most consistent golfers on the PGA Tour in recent years … winning the 2018 Masters and the Farmers Insurance Open last January.