Reed to join six Ryder Cuppers at World Match Play

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Patrick Reed will renew acquaintances with European fans next week when he tees it up alongside six fellow Ryder Cuppers at the Volvo World Match Play Championship.

Reed, who withdrew from this week’s Frys.com Open, was a late addition to the 16-man event at the London Club. Graeme McDowell is the defending champion, and he’ll be joined by fellow Ryder Cup members Henrik Stenson (whom Reed beat in singles), Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher.

Reed was the leader in both fist pumps and points earned for the Americans, recording 3 ½ out of a possible four points at Gleneagles.

“Although we suffered a very disappointing loss at Gleneagles, I enjoyed the competition of my first Ryder Cup and can’t wait to get back out there to play in another match-play event in the U.K.,” Reed said in a tournament release. “With six of the European Ryder Cup players in the field, I am excited to be representing the Stars and Stripes overseas once again at the London Golf Club.”

Other players in the field include Francesco Molinari, Paul Casey, Pablo Larrazabal, Jonas Blixt, Thongchai Jaideee, Alexander Levy, Joost Luiten, Shane Lowry and Mikko Ilonen.

The field is split into four groups of four, with the leading two players from each group advancing to the knockout stage.