Patrick Reed has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour

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Reed is the 55th player to receive European Tour Honorary Life Membership, joining Molinari, who received the prestigious commendation in December in recognition of his maiden Major Championship at Carnoustie.


The 28 year old is only the fourth American to receive the honour, joining Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson, who have all been recognised since John Jacobs, the founding father of the European Tour, became the first recipient in 1978.




http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2019/tournamentid=2019014/news/newsid=365330.html
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  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
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  • CasualLieCasualLie Do Woodchucks Chuck Wood? Members Posts: 1,431 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Well...there's something Tiger does not have.



    Must be his backup plan!
  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Spend 4+ Hours With Him on a Golf Course⛳️ The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,741 ClubWRX
    edited Feb 1, 2019 3:02pm #4
    Wow, you guys know my feelings about Patrick, ie., I like he and Justine a lot, however compared to the other three Americans on the list, is he not a tad light on the hardware?



    I mean that’s great and hats off to him for the honor though I’m just surprised as he also is a tad light on his PR team, rep, etc. however they obviously felt that he was worthy, so that’s fantastic!!



    May he enjoy continued success!!



    Cheers🍻

    RP
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 27,214 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Feb 1, 2019 2:09pm #5


    Wow, you guys know my feelings about Patrick, ie., I like he and Justine a lot, however compared to the other three Americans on the list, is he not a tad light on the hardware?



    I mean that's great and hats off to him for the honor thiufgim just surprised as he also is a tad light on his PR team, his rep, etc. though they obviously felt that he was worthy, so that's fantastic!!



    May he enjoy continued success!!



    Cheers��

    RP










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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,935 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Reed has shown the ET a lot of love (I'm sure tournament hosts have made it worth his while) so from that point of view I get it but it does seems a little bit odd.



    I enjoy watching Reed play and in my opinion the constant pile on seems really harsh to me.
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  • Dave230Dave230 Members Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Feb 1, 2019 2:20pm #7
    Honorary membership despite having no regular European Tour wins...Pelley's pandering to big names to cobble the Tour together is getting a bit ridiculous.
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 5,419 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    My idea to have the US and Europe trade Rory for Reed straight up seems to be gathering steam.
    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 18,283 ClubWRX
    Watson 2010, Nicklaus 2014 - hmmm, very late in their careers, nobody since and now one Masters win.



    Lowering of standards and just some PR BS by Pelley.



    Reed has supported the ET which is great, so that's probably what it's about more than anything. Still seems out of place.
  • CaddykevCaddykev Members Posts: 444 ✭✭✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Watson 2010, Nicklaus 2014 - hmmm, very late in their careers, nobody since and now one Masters win.



    Lowering of standards and just some PR BS by Pelley.



    Reed has supported the ET which is great, so that's probably what it's about more than anything. Still seems out of place.


    Def out of place. You would think Koepka would be more deserving based upon the Reed criteria.
  • jholzjholz Members Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Feb 1, 2019 7:42pm #11
    I must agree that Reed seems like an odd choice. Can't say that he has distinguished himself on the course enough to deserve a lifetime exemption to any major tour.
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers Posts: 27,656 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Should I have included Keopka. 3 majors and started on the European side. And still goes back.
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  • thevaporzthevaporz Members Posts: 3,033 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Maybe they gave him front row seats to some tennis matches.





  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,504 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I hear Brooks was a shoe in for this ... but then we had thong-gate



    He should have gone with the blue and yellow combo
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  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members Posts: 1,854 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    The good news is that if Mr Pelley is now handing out honorary lifetime memberships far too early to be deserving, we now know how he'll get round Rory's Ryder Cup issue in 18 months.
  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Admiration is the state furthest from understanding. Members Posts: 20,089 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I think the criteria was based on being the only American to not entirely suck in the Ryder Cup lately.



    Might also be a slap in the face to Rory for not committing to the other side of the pond.
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  • NPVWhizNPVWhiz Members Posts: 1,976 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Between this and the euro tour tweeting about BAD, I think they’ve lost their marbles.
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  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,452 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Cool. They can have him.
  • hell_is_chromehell_is_chrome Members Posts: 992 ✭✭✭✭✭


    My idea to have the US and Europe trade Rory for Reed straight up seems to be gathering steam.




    Europe can keep Rors for all I care.
  • agolf1agolf1 Members Posts: 1,518 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    The Ryder Cup task force is hoping he will change his citizenship and play for Europe at Whistling Straits. Will make pairings easier for the captain.
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  • rangersgoalierangersgoalie Members Posts: 1,834 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Caddykev wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Watson 2010, Nicklaus 2014 - hmmm, very late in their careers, nobody since and now one Masters win.



    Lowering of standards and just some PR BS by Pelley.



    Reed has supported the ET which is great, so that's probably what it's about more than anything. Still seems out of place.


    Def out of place. You would think Koepka would be more deserving based upon the Reed criteria.




    And Koepkas Euro Tour history



    Seems absurd
  • Ty_WebbTy_Webb New YorkMembers Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Had to check the date and it is 2/1 today, not 4/1. What the what now?
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  • Aaronwilson_95Aaronwilson_95 Members Posts: 881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I heard while not true honorary lifetime is given to all members of the ET who win a major while holding their card& this is how Reed got his. As he had a euro card prior too and during his masters win.
  • PZeroPZero Members Posts: 11,534 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Feb 1, 2019 11:46pm #24
    bscinstnct wrote:



    Wow, you guys know my feelings about Patrick, ie., I like he and Justine a lot, however compared to the other three Americans on the list, is he not a tad light on the hardware?



    I mean that's great and hats off to him for the honor thiufgim just surprised as he also is a tad light on his PR team, his rep, etc. though they obviously felt that he was worthy, so that's fantastic!!



    May he enjoy continued success!!



    Cheers��

    RP











    What is the source on that Arnie, Jack, and Tom photo? The signatures look off and I'm curious as a collector.
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    The good news is that if Mr Pelley is now handing out honorary lifetime memberships far too early to be deserving, we now know how he'll get round Rory's Ryder Cup issue in 18 months.
    Already been resolved with Rory and the ET.



    https://www.golfchannel.com/news/report-rory-mcilroy-changes-course-will-keep-euro-membership-2019
  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,935 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Feb 2, 2019 3:54am #26


    And Koepkas Euro Tour history




    If Koepka (I'm an admirer of his game, swing etc.) had kept playing the minimum on the ET to retain his membership then he'd 100% definitely have gotten lifetime membership given his exploits in the majors.



    OK Brooks has played a few more events recently, especially in the last six months, but since he moved over to the PGA Tour he's barely played any regular ET events.



    I really wish he'd have kept playing enough to keep his membership but I can't totally understand it from his point of view plus he has had some injuries so that may have been a factor.
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  •  Dave D Dave D Members Posts: 4,003 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    such a horrible decision by the tour, many many far more deserving candidates!



    sure he has played more events than other yanks but still, most of those Dubai ones will have only been for the appearance fee.



    awful move by the tour, and judging by twitter pretty much everyone agrees
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,935 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Dave D wrote:


    such a horrible decision by the tour, many many far more deserving candidates!



    sure he has played more events than other yanks but still, most of those Dubai ones will have only been for the appearance fee.



    awful move by the tour, and judging by twitter pretty much everyone agrees




    I imagine he has probably indicated he will play BMW Wentworth etc. given the new schedule.



    I don't disagree with you about this decision but Twitter is never a barometer for me on any issue.
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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,642 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I would have thought Jim Furyk’s Ryder Cup record would have gotten him EU Tour honors by now.
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,732 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    PZero wrote:

    bscinstnct wrote:



    Wow, you guys know my feelings about Patrick, ie., I like he and Justine a lot, however compared to the other three Americans on the list, is he not a tad light on the hardware?



    I mean that's great and hats off to him for the honor thiufgim just surprised as he also is a tad light on his PR team, his rep, etc. though they obviously felt that he was worthy, so that's fantastic!!



    May he enjoy continued success!!



    Cheers��

    RP











    What is the source on that Arnie, Jack, and Tom photo? The signatures look off and I'm curious as a collector.




    The signatures look good to me.
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  • tleadertleader Members Posts: 574 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Really polarizing figure and not one I’d choose to represent a tour, let alone provide an life membership. Odd considering the credentials of the other Americans.

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