Justine Reed, wife and sometimes caddie of PGA Tour pro Patrick Reed, suffered a grand mal seizure Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla.
Justine was quickly rushed to Naples Community Hospital where she is recovering. Patrick Reed withdrew from Wednesday’s pro am at the Shark Shootout to be with his wife and released the following statement.
“I withdrew from today’s pro-am to be with my wife, Justine, who suffered a grand mal seizure (Tuesday) afternoon while in the bathtub. We are really fortunate that she is OK and lucky that I was in the room with her to save her from drowning. I am so grateful to the paramedic team, IMG and the doctors at Naples Community Hospital for their support and care during an extremely difficult time.”
Patrick Reed is coming off a breakout season on Tour that saw him secure two victories at the Humana Challenge and the WGC-Cadillac Championship. The wins qualified Reed for his first Ryder Cup, where he was one of the few bright spots for the U.S. squad.
Justine has caddied for her husband several times on Tour and was planning on carrying his bag this week at the Shark Shootout, according to Golfchannel.com.