Fresh from his impressive debut in the Ryder Cup, Patrick Reed is looking to continue his good matchplay form when he plays in the Volvo World Matchplay Championship at The London Club next week.
Reed will appear alongside six of the triumphant European side from Gleneagles, with defending champion Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher.
Speaking after his appearance was confirmed, three-time PGA Tour winner Reed said he is looking forward to teeing it up once more in the matchplay format.
Reed said: “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 matchplay event in the UK. 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.”
Casey joins Reed in 16-man field
Francesco Molinari, Pablo Larrazabal, Jonas Blixt, Thongchai Jaidee, Alexander Levy, Joost Luiten, Shane Lowry and Mikko Ilonen are the rest of the players to have qualified, while newly crowned KLM Open champion Paul Casey was the beneficiary of the sole sponsor’s invite.
The Englishman added: “I love the matchplay format and am very grateful to receive this invite for the 2014 Volvo World Matchplay Championship.
“After missing out on being a part of such an exciting European Ryder Cup team performance, this opportunity will give me the chance to get my matchplay fix for the year as well as the chance to play in front of my home fans for only the second time this season.
“I’ve had a great couple of months having become a dad and winning my first title of the year in Holland and I’m feeling healthy, good about my game, and really looking forward to a great week.”
This year’s event marks the 50th anniversary of the inaugural championship, which was won by Arnold Palmer at Wentworth in 1964, and will see Reed & co split into four groups of four in the group stages before the leading two players per group proceed to the knock out phase to be played over the weekend.
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