Reed to use brother-in-law on bag, let wife be a wife


Patrick Reed and wife, Justine, arrive in Scotland for the Ryder Cup. (Getty)

GLENEAGLES, Scotland – While it remains unclear how rookie Patrick Reed will play in this week’s Ryder Cup, he did confirm the answer to one question on Thursday when he spoke to the media: Who will caddie for him at Gleneagles?

Reed won his first PGA Tour title last year at the Wyndham Championship with his wife, Justine, on the bag but she stepped down shortly afterward to prepare for the birth of the couple’s first child, Windsor Wells who was born in May.

Reed replaced her on the bag with his brother-in-law, Kessler Karain, but Justine returned to her caddie duties at this year’s Wyndham Championship and it was unclear if she would join her husband between the ropes at Gleneagles but the couple decided to keep the status quo.

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“Of course she would love to (caddie),” Reed said. “She felt like this would have been a fun week for her to be with the wives, take in all the activities with the other wives and get to know them and build more friendships, just like I did out here with the guys. I think what we did is the best way.”

Reed won two Tour titles with Karain on the bag this season (the Humana Challenge and WGC-Cadillac Championship) and said that he and Justine have similar personalities.

“It was hard to have her not come on the bag,” Reed said. “At the same time, I feel like Kessler and I, we've played extremely well with each other.”