Patrick Reed out of hospital after ‘very scary’ illness

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Patrick Reed is doing better.

The golf star is at home recovering after being hospitalized for a few days with bilateral interstitial pneumonia.

“Taking it day by day with the family, kiddos and [wife] Justine!” Reed told the Golf Channel on Thursday. “Right now it’s all about my health and their health, but we are recovering and can’t wait to get back at it!”

There is no timetable for his return to golf, especially with a left ankle that already had prompted his withdraw from The Northern Trust.

Justine Reed said earlier this week that the illness — which can inflame and scar lungs and was discovered while Patrick’s hurting ankle was being checked — was “very scary.”

He was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital late last week and is missing the BMW Championship.

Reed is 26th in the FedEx Cup standings and could fall outside the top 30, which would mean he would not qualify for the Tour Championship.

His spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team also is in jeopardy, with captain Steve Stricker having six wild-card picks. The 31-year-old Reed has been a part of the past three USA Ryder Cup teams.

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