AmericaIn the first two days of being hospitalized during Covid-19, Patrick Reed thought he had to say goodbye to his wife and children over the phone when doctors advised texting about his family.

“I had to fight for my own life. The doctor told me to keep talking to my family via phone call or text because my illness was unpredictable at that time,” Reed shared at the end of the first match of the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour today. 2/9.

Reed was hospitalized on August 19 due to shortness of breath and was diagnosed with lower lobar inflammation in both lungs. He knew this disease caused many deaths. “At first my chest felt like it was smashed with bricks, then it was very difficult to breathe. It was like drowning in the air. It turned bad very quickly,” said the 2019 Masters champion. The first two days of admission, the doctor said Reed’s health was serious. Due to the epidemic, he was treated in isolation.

Reed in the first round of the Tour Championship on September 2.  Photo: USA Today

Reed in the first round of the Tour Championship on September 2. Photo: USA Today

“I was alone in my room. But before the bad news, I told myself only one thing, ‘I won’t text my kids goodbye, say I love you or kiss my wife at all. I can’t say goodbye to my wife and children like that,'” said Reed. status in the hospital. He was born in 1990, won nine PGA Tour championships, including the Masters and is currently ranked 19th in the world (OWGR table). Reed is nicknamed “Captain America” ​​because of his great contribution to the home team winning the 2016 Ryder Cup and a series of three Presidents Cups since 2017.

Reed recuperates at home from 23/8. He received the Covid-19 vaccine about a month before he was found to have pneumonia and was discharged from the hospital with a negative nCoV test result.

Before his illness, Reed played seven tournaments in eight weeks, including from the US to England for the major The Open, then back to Minnesota for the PGA Tour, then to Japan for the Olympics and back on the PGA Tour in Tennessee. The flight distance in this program is nearly 40,235 km.

The health problem caused Reed to miss the Northern Trust and the BMW Championship – two of the three key playoff events in the FedEx Cup competition – this PGA Tour full-season title. He did not return until early this week, starting with a six-hour training session under the supervision of a doctor. Then, Reed traveled from Houston to Atlanta for the Tour Championship in a 15-hour bus ride. He can’t fly yet because cabin pressure can damage his lungs again.

Due to closing the top 30 FedEx Cup after the BMW Championship, Reed entered the Tour Championship at even par while the biggest entry advantage belonged to Patrick Cantlay (point -10).

After the 72-stroke opening match on par70, Reed stood at T28 with a score of +2 – the penultimate position of the 30-player leaderboard, 15 strokes from Cantlay.

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