Australia’s newest golf tournament is searching for a new marquee name after the sudden withdrawal of world number nine Patrick Reed.
The star attraction of the revolutionary ISPS Handa World Super 6 golf tournament to be held in Perth next month 16th – 19th Feb) has with drawn due to illness.
After finishing in a tie for 12th at last week’s PGA Tour Carerr Builder Challenge tournament, American Patrick Reed has taken the advice of doctors and withdrawn from the tournament with a respiratory infection.
“I am bitterly disappointed not to be competing in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth event,” said Reed.
“It was a tournament I was very excited to be playing in; the format had captured my imagination and I was looking forward to the match play component.
“Withdrawing from the event is not a decision I made lightly. I have done everything I can to make the trip possible, but my health and the advice of doctors is not something I can overlook.
“I wish all parties involved with the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth the best of luck with the tournament.
“To my fans I extend my apologies, I hope that one day I will be able to come to Australia and compete.”
Tournament organisers will no doubt be scrambling to secure a star to tee up in what promises to be a fascinating event at Lake Karrinyup GC in Perth.
The ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth will feature world number ten Alex Noren and includes 54 holes of stroke play followed by a final day of 6-hole knockout match play matches to determine the winner