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Reed Ready to Shine at Tanah Merah Country Club

Patrick Reed will be the star attraction at Tanah Merah Country Club next week. Picture by Getty Images.

Singapore: Former US Masters champion Patrick Reed will light up the fairways of Tanah Merah Country Club (TMCC) at next week’s International Series Singapore.

The American will be the star attraction in the US$1.5 million event over the Tampines Course at TMCC, a Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

Reed will also compete in the following week’s International Series Korea at Lotte Skyhill Jeju Country Club (August 18-21).

Reed warmed up for his Asian swing by helping the 4 Aces GC side – including captain Dustin Johnson, Talor Gooch and Pat Perez win the team competition at the star-studded LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster, while he was fifth individually.

The 31-year-old triumphed at Augusta National in 2018, one of nine wins on the PGA Tour, the most recent coming at last year’s Farmers Insurance Open.

During an outstanding 11-year professional career, Reed has also claimed two WGC events, at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship and WGC-Mexico Championship in 2020, and starred in three Ryder Cups, earning him the nickname ‘Captain America’.

He will join an outstanding field in Singapore, which includes American Sihwan Kim, who leads the Tour’s Order of Merit following two victories this season. He is one of 16 players from the top-20 on the Merit list competing in what will be the 11th stop of the year on Tour and the third International Series event.

Korean Kim Bi-o and Zimbabwean Scott Vincent, both first-time winners this season and second and fourth respectively on the Merit list, have entered as well as Thai Sadom Kaewkanjana, fifth on the rankings.

The Tour last visited Tanah Merah in January, when Korean Kim Joo-hyung beat Thai Rattanon Wannasrichan in a sudden-death play-off at The Singapore International, the penultimate event of the 2020-22 season.

After a short-summer break, the Asian Tour resumes this week at the Mandiri Indonesia Open at Pondok Indah Golf Course.

The raft of International Series events are part of a new relationship with LIV Golf. Details of the remainder of International Series events for the season will be announced soon.

Sihwan Kim won the first International Series event in Thailand, while Vincent triumphed in the International Series England.

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