The High Court in London today awarded Patrick Reed $10 million after his lawyers successfully argued that as leader of the now abandoned 2020 Race2Dubai, the European Tour must pay him in full.

The decision followed three day's of bitter legal wranglings which took place behind closed doors with Reed's legal team and representatives from the European Tour appearing in court by video link.

In his lengthy ruling presiding judge Sir Nigel Morgan, deemed that following the European Tour's cancellation of the 2020 Race2Dubai last week due to Corona Virus restrictions, as the current leader, Mr Reed is entitled by law to be paid in full.

The judgement went on to award Reed $5 million for the victory and $2 million for finishing as the European Tour's No. 1 player.  Most contentious however was the further award of $3 million after Reed successfully argued that as the only player to have legally declared to the Court his intention to play in the 2020 DP World Tour Championship, and with no possibility now of it actually being played, that he should be deemed winner of the event and paid the first prize purse.

The European Tour now have 30 days to pay Reed in full.  Neither party were available for comment after.

More as it emerges.

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