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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.
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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.
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http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2019/tournamentid=2019014/news/newsid=365330.html
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  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members  4639WRX Points: 145Handicap: KneePosts: 4,639 Titanium Tees
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  • CasualLieCasualLie Do Woodchucks Chuck Wood? Members  1709WRX Points: 295Posts: 1,709 Platinum Tees
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    Well...there's something Tiger does not have.<br />
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    Must be his backup plan!
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    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?<br />
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    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!!<br />
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    May he enjoy continued success!!<br />
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    Cheers🍻<br />
    RP
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members  29160WRX Points: 5,988Posts: 29,160 Titanium Tees
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    <br />
    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?<br />
    <br />
    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!!<br />
    <br />
    May he enjoy continued success!!<br />
    <br />
    Cheers��<br />
    RP<br />
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers  3390WRX Points: 1,202Posts: 3,390 Titanium Tees
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    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.<br />
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    I enjoy watching Reed play and in my opinion the constant pile on seems really harsh to me.
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  • Dave230Dave230 Members  3914WRX Points: 357Posts: 3,914 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members  6123WRX Points: 2,991Handicap: 10.8Posts: 6,123 Titanium Tees
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    My idea to have the US and Europe trade Rory for Reed straight up seems to be gathering steam.
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    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21630WRX Points: 5,627Posts: 21,630 ClubWRX
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    Watson 2010, Nicklaus 2014 - hmmm, very late in their careers, nobody since and now one Masters win.<br />
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    Lowering of standards and just some PR BS by Pelley. <br />
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    Reed has supported the ET which is great, so that's probably what it's about more than anything. Still seems out of place.
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    Watson 2010, Nicklaus 2014 - hmmm, very late in their careers, nobody since and now one Masters win.<br />
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    Lowering of standards and just some PR BS by Pelley. <br />
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    Reed has supported the ET which is great, so that's probably what it's about more than anything. Still seems out of place.<br />
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    Def out of place. You would think Koepka would be more deserving based upon the Reed criteria.
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  • jholzjholz Members  1913WRX Points: 598Handicap: 7.4Posts: 1,913 Platinum Tees
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    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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    Should I have included Keopka. 3 majors and started on the European side. And still goes back.
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    Maybe they gave him front row seats to some tennis matches.<br />
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    I hear Brooks was a shoe in for this ... but then we had thong-gate<br />
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    He should have gone with the blue and yellow combo
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  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members  1910WRX Points: 183Posts: 1,910 Platinum Tees
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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.
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  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 MaineMembers  20366WRX Points: 937Posts: 20,366 Titanium Tees
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    I think the criteria was based on being the only American to not entirely suck in the Ryder Cup lately.<br />
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    Might also be a slap in the face to Rory for not committing to the other side of the pond.
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    Between this and the euro tour tweeting about BAD, I think they’ve lost their marbles.
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  • Steele47Steele47 Members  1837WRX Points: 994Posts: 1,837 Platinum Tees
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    Cool. They can have him.
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    My idea to have the US and Europe trade Rory for Reed straight up seems to be gathering steam.<br />
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    Europe can keep Rors for all I care.
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    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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    Caddykev wrote:
    <br />
    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    Watson 2010, Nicklaus 2014 - hmmm, very late in their careers, nobody since and now one Masters win.<br />
    <br />
    Lowering of standards and just some PR BS by Pelley. <br />
    <br />
    Reed has supported the ET which is great, so that's probably what it's about more than anything. Still seems out of place.<br />
    <br />
    Def out of place. You would think Koepka would be more deserving based upon the Reed criteria.<br />
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    And Koepkas Euro Tour history<br />
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    Seems absurd
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    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  926WRX Points: 125Posts: 926 Golden Tee
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    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.
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  • PZeroPZero Members  11638WRX Points: 994Handicap: 3Posts: 11,638 Titanium Tees
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    bscinstnct wrote:
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    <br />
    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?<br />
    <br />
    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!!<br />
    <br />
    May he enjoy continued success!!<br />
    <br />
    Cheers��<br />
    RP<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    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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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4622WRX Points: 1,634Posts: 4,622 Titanium Tees
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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.<br />
    Already been resolved with Rory and the ET.<br />
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    https://www.golfchannel.com/news/report-rory-mcilroy-changes-course-will-keep-euro-membership-2019
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers  3390WRX Points: 1,202Posts: 3,390 Titanium Tees
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    <br />
    And Koepkas Euro Tour history<br />
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    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.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    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  4050WRX Points: 202Handicap: 0.0Posts: 4,050 Titanium Tees
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    such a horrible decision by the tour, many many far more deserving candidates!<br />
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    sure he has played more events than other yanks but still, most of those Dubai ones will have only been for the appearance fee.<br />
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    awful move by the tour, and judging by twitter pretty much everyone agrees
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers  3390WRX Points: 1,202Posts: 3,390 Titanium Tees
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    Dave D wrote:
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    such a horrible decision by the tour, many many far more deserving candidates!<br />
    <br />
    sure he has played more events than other yanks but still, most of those Dubai ones will have only been for the appearance fee.<br />
    <br />
    awful move by the tour, and judging by twitter pretty much everyone agrees<br />
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    I imagine he has probably indicated he will play BMW Wentworth etc. given the new schedule.<br />
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    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  3845WRX Points: 1,359Handicap: 4Posts: 3,845 Titanium Tees
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    I would have thought Jim Furyk’s Ryder Cup record would have gotten him EU Tour honors by now.
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    PZero wrote:
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    bscinstnct wrote:
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    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?<br />
    <br />
    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!!<br />
    <br />
    May he enjoy continued success!!<br />
    <br />
    Cheers��<br />
    RP<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    What is the source on that Arnie, Jack, and Tom photo? The signatures look off and I'm curious as a collector.<br />
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    The signatures look good to me.
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  • tleadertleader Members  675WRX Points: 173Posts: 675 Golden Tee
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    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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