By Matt Smith
LIV Golf recruit and former US Masters champion Patrick Reed will compete in the Asian Tour International Series events in Singapore and South Korea over the coming weeks.
The International Series Singapore will be played on the Tampines Course at Tanah Merah Country Club from August 11-14, while the Lotte Skyhill Jeju Country Club will host the International Series Korea, from August 18-21.
Both events will boast a purse of $1.5 million, with the winner earning US$270,000.
Reed warmed up for his trip to Asia in fine fashion at the weekend by helping the 4 Aces GC side — which included captain Dustin Johnson, Talor Gooch and Pat Perez — win the team competition at the star-studded LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster, while he was fifth individually.
The American hit global headlines when he won the US Masters in 2018 and is a nine-time winner on the PGA Tour — his most recent victory came at last year’s Farmers Insurance Open. He has also claimed two WGC events during his stellar 11-year professional career, at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship and WGC-Mexico Championship in 2020.
The 31-year-old has competed in three Ryder Cups, with his success in the Match Play event earning him the nickname “Captain America”.
He will join a field in Singapore which includes American Sihwan Kim, who currently leads the Tour’s Order of Merit following two victories this season. He is one of 16 players from the top-20 on the Merit list competing — in what will be the 11th stop of the year on Tour and the third International Series event.
Korean Bio Kim and Zimbabwe’s LIV Golfer Scott Vincent, both first time winners this season and second and fourth respectively on the Asian Tour Merit list have entered as well as Thailand’s ‘LIV-er’ Sadom Kaewkanjana, fifth on the rankings.
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