Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Last year, Patrick Reed became something of a PGA phenomenon, getting into six events by going through Monday qualifiers.
Think of how grueling that is. You travel to the tournament city knowing if you play a bad round on Monday, you're leaving town empty handed.
One thing made that grind a little easier.
From the start of his professional career, the former Augusta State star has had his fiance and now wife, Justine, as his caddy.
She carries out all the traditional roles too...from sizing up putts, picking which club to use and toting his bag.
For Reed, all that is great, but the simple fact that she's there is more than enough.
"It's awesome," he said. "She's just as big of a competitor and works just as hard, if not harder, than I do. To have my wife there with me 24/7, it's great. A lot of these guys don't see their wives for three, four, five weeks in a row. I get to see her everyday."
Reed is one of a number of locals teeing it up at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week looking for a win to get into The Masters.
He had his best career finish earlier this year, tying for tenth at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.