Sergio Garcia and Patrick Reed handed World Tour Championship extensions

Masters champions failed to fulfil minimum of four events but still compete at Jumeirah

Sergio Garcia has been granted an exemption to play at the World Tour Championship. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Sergio Garcia has been granted an exemption to play at the World Tour Championship. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

 

Sergio Garcia and Patrick Reed have been handed special exemptions into the field for next week’s $6.7million DP World Tour Championship.

Neither player has contested the minimum of four regular European Tour events required for membership and have been removed from the Race to Dubai Rankings.

However, due to the “continued challenges of this year” caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the former Masters champions have been granted the exemptions by CEO Keith Pelley, the European Tour said in a statement.

Players who missed their minimums in 2021 will be also allowed to rejoin the newly renamed DP World Tour in 2022 with Pelley having waived the ‘termination of membership’ regulation.

Garcia, who was 43rd on the Race to Dubai, will definitely play at Jumeirah Golf Estates, but Reed was 49th and his exemption is dependent on his points total (783.5) being greater than the points of the last placed player to qualify.

The top 50 European Tour members on the Race to Dubai qualify for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, with affiliate member Will Zalatoris also included.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.