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Patrick Reed WDs from U.S. Open qualifier, ends impressive major championship streak

May 21, 2024

Ross Kinnaird

Patrick Reed withdrew from U.S. Open qualifying on Monday, snapping an impressive streak of playing in major championships.

Reed was listed in the field for a sectional qualifier at Dallas Athletic Club, but never teed off. According to the USGA, a person WDing from a qualifier can't try to qualify at a different site on a later date.

That means Reed will not be at Pinehurst No. 2 next month, ending a decade-plus run of playing in golf's four biggest events. Reed has played in every major since the 2014 Masters.

The 2018 Masters champ was coming off a T-53 at the PGA Championship. According to Golf Channel, Reed would have needed to finish third at Valhalla to crack the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking and earn a spot in the U.S. Open.

Reed plays for LIV Golf, which does not receive world ranking points. He's currently No. 92, thanks in large part to finishing T-12 at the Masters in April.

As a past champion, Reed has a lifetime exemption into the Masters. The PGA gave him a special exemption to play at Valhalla.

Sergio Garcia, a fellow LIV golfer, competed in the 36-hole qualifier at Dallas Athletic Club, barely missing out on a spot after losing a seven-for-six playoff. The 2017 Masters champ is an alternate for the U.S. Open, an event he's played 24 consecutive years.

The 2024 U.S. Open is scheduled for June 13-16 at Pinehurst No. 2.