Patrick Reed is one of the best golfers the sport has seen in recent times. Having confessed that golf legend Tiger Woods was his mentor, he definitely learned from the best. This is evident in his winning streak all the way from high school to his impressive performance as a collegiate golfer and now a former world champion. In the same way his professional life has been in the spotlight, so is his private life with his wife, Justine Karain who is a former nurse.
In spite of all the fame Patrick has garnered, his wife has still remained in the shadows, uneager to get too much into the limelight. His life might seem to be picture-perfect but there are still aspects that are quite unexpected about the legendary golfer, his family, and life as a whole.
Reed Got Married At 22
When Patrick Reed first met Justine Karain, she was still a nurse trying to find a management role. More so, she was a swimmer and soccer player in her early days. She met the man who would later become her husband at Augusta State University. Almost instantly, there was a connection and soon she became his caddie.
The pair got married on the 21st of December, 2012; and have been together to date. The exchange of vows was not attended by the Reed family as he did not invite them to the event. Interestingly, even after the union, Justine continued to be his caddie at every tournament he was a part of and this went on for two good years. She had to take a break when she became pregnant with their first child.
Subsequently, Justine’s brother, “Kessler” became Patrick’s caddie. The couple was blessed with their first child, a daughter in May 2014 and she was named Windsor-Wells Reed. Their second child, a son, was welcomed into the family in December 2017.
The Truth About The Unconventional Birth Family Of Patrick Reed
It’s not every day we hear that a son is in a feud with his family, especially his parents. Unfortunately, that’s the case with Patrick as he has been estranged from his father, Bill Reed, and his mother, Jeannette Reed, for over six years. His father was a healthcare worker, as well as a very good golfer.
While the major cause of this feud has not been thoroughly confirmed, rumors have it that the damaged relationship between the superstar golfer and his parents is a result of the physical and verbal abuse his parents subjected him to when he was younger and because they did not accept his wife. However, Patrick hasn’t come out to confirm or deny this, thus, leaving enthusiasts and fans to speculate about the visibly unpleasant situation.
His total disapproval of his family was publicly witnessed first hand when his parents were sent off the golf course during the 2014 U.S open. This removal was actually requested by Patrick and his wife, Justine.
He has one sister named Hannah. According to her, she and her big brother, Patrick were very close while growing up. However, she says she doesn’t recognize the person her big brother has metamorphosed into ever since he became a world-famous golfer. According to Hannah, she was accused of faking two kidney surgeries just to have Patrick back in their lives. Of course, this was denied by her.
In a Facebook post, Hannah wrote of the devastating effect of seeing her parents get hurt and suffer all because of the write-ups in the media concerning their family’s relationship with her brother which she insisted are all false.
The Cheating Allegations Against Him Won’t Just Go Away
Patrick Reed gets busted cheating at the Hero World Challenge pic.twitter.com/r25cE6zenE
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Reed’s name in golfing has been associated with cheating since his early days and this doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Even though it doesn’t appear to be distracting him, looking at all he has continued to achieve, it is still there, and it doesn’t cast the right light on him.
The controversies that have highlighted his checkered history in golf started right from his college days at the University of Georgia where he was dismissed from the college team for allegedly cheating. According to him, however, he was shown the door as a result of an alcohol violation. Unfortunately, the cheating and stealing allegations were never fully cleared even after he left the institution.
Apart from the cheating allegations, in 2014, he lied about being among the top-five players in the world, at a time when he was ranked 44th in the world, and only got to 20th following his WGC triumph.
At the Hero World Challenge, Patrick Reed would again get called out for cheating when he violated Rule 8.1 in the third round after he shifted the sand against his ball to improve his line of play. He would later claim that the infraction was not intended and with another camera angle, it would be seen that he didn’t improve his lie.
With cheating allegations coming from his early days as a golfer, Reed has revealed that he doesn’t get bothered by all the trolling he gets from social media as he is only interested in having good games and winning tournaments.
Born Patrick Nathaniel Reed on the 5th of August, 1990, in San Antonio, Texas, the life of the golfer revolves around the sport that has now given him fame and fortune. His family is one characterized by golf players and his inspiration in the game was solidified when Patrick’s set of first gifts included a set of plastic golf clubs.
While in high school, he was very much involved in the classic game of golf. To reinforce this passion, he employed his skills to earn the Rolex AJGA All-America honors three consecutive times (2005, 2006, 2007). He won the 2006 Junior British Open and did well to qualify for the U.S Amateur in 2007. Patrick also led his high school to the state championship two years in a row (2006 and 2007) and won “State Medalist Honours” in 2007 as well.
In 2008, after graduating from high school, he gained admission into the University of Georgia and kicked off a collegiate career in golf. He encountered a major problem while studying in college when he was faced with allegations of theft in the locker room, cheating on the course, and dealt with double arrests for intoxication. As a result of these unfortunate scandals, he decided to leave the University of Georgia and got himself enrolled as a business major at Augusta State University. While in his new school, he helped lead the institution to a 2010 and 2011 NCAA Division I title. Patrick also moved up to the 2008 U.S Amateur semifinals but lost 3-2 to one of the top amateurs in the world, “Danny Lee.”
He later won the 2010 Jones CUP Invitational. In 2014, he made history as the youngest golfer to ever win a WGC event. Under par, he holds the record for most strokes, a record set at the Humana Challenge also in 2014.
In 2015, he claimed the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, earning his fourth PGA Tour title. This was followed in 2016 by a FedEx Cup victory. 2017 was not the best of years for him, but the following seemed to make up for it as he clinched the 2018 Masters Tournament and had a good show at the 2018 Ryder Cup.
In his professional career as a whole, Reed has recorded 8 wins and got his highest ranking of 14th in September 2020.
Patrick Reed is sure moving up the ranks fast and he definitely is in it to win it. Considering his earnings from the sport, he also makes a huge fortune from endorsements which combined, gives him an estimated net worth of $9 million.