Reed to play Colonial after death of family member


Patrick Reed will compete in this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational following the death of his wife's cousin, Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte reported.

Reed withdrew from the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship in favor of the PGA Tour's Colonial event. In a text message to Rosaforte, Reed explained: “We have a family member who has been battling cancer and is now in hospice, and they say only has a few days if that left. So we don’t feel comfortable leaving the country at this time, and wanted to be able to go down and see him before he passes to say our goodbyes.”

Rosaforte reported that Greg Harness, Justine Reed's cousin, died Tuesday night.

Reed, a Texas native,  will play the Ft. Worth event because, "Greg would have wanted him to play," Rosaforte stated.

Patrick Reed tweeted this Tuesday evening: