Nobody knows the PGA TOUR pros better than their wives. PGATOUR.COM has asked several TOUR wives to provide 18 things we should know about their husbands. This installment was written by Justine Reed, wife -- and caddie -- of PGA TOUR member Patrick Reed.
By Justine Reed, special to PGATOUR.COM
HOW WE MET: My husband and I met through my sister, Kris Karain. They were good friends at University High Lab School in Baton Rouge, La., and Patrick was persistent in meeting Kris’s older, more educated, athletic sister. (LOL!) The first time I met him, I remember thinking he was very pure of heart and someone who might be able to change me.
I fell in love with his humor and his personality. At the time, I was completely dedicated to school-working on a dual bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Health Administration, and when I wasn’t doing that I was working in the Emergency Room (ER) at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital so I didn’t have much time for anything, much less a full-time relationship, and neither did he. Patrick had just transferred from University of Georgia to Augusta State University where his team ended up winning back-to-back NCAA Championships.
So both of us were very busy, and very dedicated to our own futures. After winning the second NCAA Championship, Patrick turned professional and so did I. I graduated with both of my bachelor’s degrees and started working as a registered nurse (RN) and a few months later, Patrick decided to move to Houston and that is truly all she wrote. I realized that I found someone who works as hard as I do, is dedicated, motivated, and tough. Sometimes, tougher than I am -- which I think is what I fell in love with first.
He is the sweetest man I’ve ever met and I feel like we are both very lucky to have found each other and are able to spend our lives together. We were engaged on Jan. 9, 2012, and were married on Dec. 21,2012.
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