After claiming move to LIV Golf was to ‘spend time with the kids,’ Patrick Reed will play five events in September, 26 in 2022

To deflect talk of moving from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf for financial reasons, scores of players insisted a lighter workload was the reason they chose the Saudi-funded burgeoning league.
But with a slip in his official world golf rankings and an open window in his schedule, Patrick Reed has been announced as a participant in the upcoming Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, one of the more lucrative events on the DP World Tour.
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Reed was ranked 25th on January 2 and then dropped to 38th when he announced he was leaving the PGA Tour for LIV Golf on June 11th. With no chance of earning OWGR points on the LIV circuit, Reed has fallen to 38.50, a position he has held for three straight weeks.
With his inclusion in Dunhill - a Pro-Am event played at three courses in Scotland: St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns - Reed will have played for five consecutive weeks.
Reed's September included:
• LIV Boston (T-31)
• BMW PGA Championship (T-5)
• LIV Chicago (T-12)
• Cazoo Open de France this week
• Dunhill next week
However, when the 2018 Masters champion and nine-time winner joined LIV Golf, he insisted he was fed up with the constant PGA Tour.
"It contributes to you as an athlete, to you as a person, as a father, and that's for me, I think that's the best decision ever," Reed said at the time. "Now I can compete at the highest level but also prepare and prepare for every single event and be at home and although I'll be getting ready at home I'll be able to spend time with the kids."
Public Investment Fund Governor Yasir Al Rumayyan reacts after a putt on the fifth green during the Pro-Am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational - Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms on September 15, 2022 in Sugar Grove, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/LIV Golf via Getty Images)
In calendar year 2021, Reed played 22 PGA Tour events, including the Olympics. So far in 2022 he has competed in 16 PGA Tour events, four LIV events and now two DP World Tour events. With three LIV events still on the schedule and Dunhill on his agenda next week, Reed will have competed in 26 events this calendar year barring injuries.
With Reed's addition, Dunhill Field will have 17 LIV golfers, as well as PGA Tour stars Rory McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrick, Billy Horschel and Shane Lowry.
In his round at the French Open on Thursday, Reed shot 73 and was eight shots behind early clubhouse leader Paul Barjon.
Reed was unhappy with the event's organizers, who he believes snubbed him over his ties to LIV Golf. Reed was not invited to play in the Pro-Am prior to the tournament and believes he was left out of the marquee pairings due to the LIV connection
"It's a slap in the face not to invite me to the press conference or not to let me play the Pro-Am and all that stuff," Reed told Journal Du Golf.
"At the end of the day it's just my Golf that I have control over. I'm here to support the Tour, France and all the people who are here. But I don't understand why we can't move from the LIV to the European Tour (DP World Tour) like we normally do from the PGA Tour to the European Tour."
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