Patrick Reed Replaces Wife With Brother-In-Law
By mustang6560 on 1/6/14
Patrick Reed, the golfer who Monday-qualified his way into our collective hearts two seasons ago, is in Kapalua without the most important person in his life both on and off the course — Justine, his wife/caddie.

Justine, who is arguably one of the most famous caddies on the PGA Tour, is back home preparing for the birth of the couple's first child. In the interim, her brother Kessler, is looping for the PGA Tour sophomore.
Justine's brother, Kessler Karain, played a fair amount of golf as a junior until he went off to the University of Texas-San Antonio and got a job upon graduation in medical sales. Reed called him late last year and offered him another job as his caddie for the next eight months. He didn't think twice about the chance.

The Reeds trained the 24-year-old Karain for a month — Reed's tendencies, the amount of information he wants, the intricacies of a round.

"We were wondering how the transition would be," Patrick Reed said. "I trained him like I trained Justine. I guess it just runs in the family. He was really good when it came to wind and club selection. She played a little bit in high school, and her brother played a lot in high school. I don't know what it is. That family has it when it comes to giving me advice."

Reed met his wife when she was at LSU and he traveled to Baton Rouge, La., to meet with his coach. She wanted to caddie and proved she was up to the task. Now that she's about to become a mother, that's not going to change. The Reeds plan to raise their girl on tour.
Kessler may not be as pretty as his sister, but he may be as talented as Patrick is currently T9 at -11 in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. If Patrick is able to pull off the come-from-behind victory this afternoon, I am sure there is some family (friendly of course) trash talking in order. Either way, I'm sure Justine is happy to see her husband and brother are doing well in Hawaii.

h/t Geoff Shackelford

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[ comments ]
srogers13 says:
I guess they celebrated their year in style.
mustang6560 says:
A top 25 finish ain't bad (even if it was a limited field event).
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