According to a report from the U.K.'s Telegraph, Reed's management company, IMG, cited "family reasons" for his decision to skip the European Tour's flagship event. Reed, though, is listed in the field for this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational in his home state of Texas. The report notes that Reed didn't notify officials at Wentworth of his withdrawal until Monday, while his commitment for Colonial would have been made by last Friday, at the latest.
After a strong effort at the Ryder Cup in Scotland, Reed took up European Tour membership last year and played in the Volvo World Match Play in England in October. The report also notes that Reed will not play next week at the Irish Open, an event to which he had previously committed.
"I am really looking forward to playing on the European Tour this year, which makes me even more disappointed to withdraw from Wentworth and the Irish Open," read an IMG statement on behalf of Reed. "We will not be able to travel overseas at this time. My sincere apologies go to the organizers of both events, and to the fans. Thank you for all your support."