The American’s self-imposed three-week break from golf in Might and June proved simply the tonic — on Sunday, Reed received The Northern Belief by a shot in New Jersey.
As an alternative of toiling over the minutia of his sport on the follow course, Reed opted to trip together with his household on the Hamptons — playground for a few of New York’s most prosperous residents –resisting the urge to select up his golf equipment regardless that he was surrounded by a few of the world’s greatest programs.
Reed went 10 days with out selecting up a golf membership.
“I come again and I am hitting the ball farther,” the 29-year-old Reed advised the PGA Tour web site as he mirrored on the advantages of his break.
“I’ve a transparent image on what I am attempting to do and hastily, I come out and I begin hitting the ball the place it is speculated to go.
“I am beginning to assume clearly whereas I am on the market (on the course) and … the sport begins turning round.”
First Main strain
When Reed pulled on the famed inexperienced jacket after his Masters victory in 2018, world appeared to be at his toes.
However a run of almost eight months with out a top-10 end and lacking the minimize on the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black this yr brought on him to hit the pause button.
“I virtually felt like I pressed more durable and labored more durable and tried more durable and due to this fact, it made me bodily and mentally drained,” stated Reed.
“I type of went the improper course and that is why I felt like I wanted the break.”
Again within the hunt
Reed’s discovery of excellent kind could not have come at a greater time for the 29-year-old golfer.
The Northern Belief was the primary of the three FedExCup playoff occasions, and Reed’s victory in New Jersey propelled him from 50th to second within the FedExCup rankings — with simply Brooks Koepka forward of him now.
The 70 remaining gamers will head to Medinah, Illionois for the second cease of the playoffs — the BMW Championship — earlier than the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.
The gamers are battling for the eye-watering $15 million prize cash, with the whole prize cash for the playoffs totalling $60 million.