Remember when Patrick Reed’s wife, Justine, was on the bag for him?
This was the winning duo at the 2013 Wyndham Championship. Team Reed fired rounds of 65-64-71-66 and outlasted future Ryder Cup partner, Jordan Spieth in a playoff.
Justine has since birthed their daughter and has ceded the reins to her brother, Kessler Karain.
That duo has worked just fine for Reed, too, who had Karain on the bag in his 2018 Masters win.
They’ve also been together for a quietly solid stretch of golf since the PGA Tour’s resumption in June. That span’s produced T-7th at Colonial, T-24th at the Travelers, T-10th at Memorial and T-13th at the PGA.
Reed never really contended last week at TPC Harding Park, but he played well all four days (68-70-69-66) and was close to posting a number on Sunday for the leaders to sweat over.
The 30-year-old will look to crack the top five for the first time this summer at a place he’s comfortable.
“Just the feeling coming back to a place where we won our first event and just the support we’ve had ever since we’ve been here,” Reed was quoted by ASAP Sports prior to the 2014 Wyndham Championship.” We flew in yesterday afternoon, and just the warm welcomes we’ve gotten from not only the people that work with the event, but also all the fans around the area is awesome. It really jump started my career, that’s for sure.”
A good short game and putter can turn good rounds into great ones at Sedgefield. He’s 18th on Tour in strokes gained around the green (.446) and 10th in SG putting (.663)
Reed led the field at the PGA in SG around the green (1.62).
His ball striking comes and goes, but it’s been more good than bad in 2019-2020 at 27th in SG tee to green (,767).
Reed’s made the cut in all five starts at the Wyndham Championship. He’s been in the top 25 the last four, including T-22nd last year (68-66-70-63).