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Justine Karain is best known as the wife of Patrick Reed, a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. From 2012-2014, Justine was Patrick's caddie, a role that is now taken by her brother, Kessler Karain.
A Texas native, Justine studied at Klein Forest High School, where she was a prolific swimmer and a soccer player. In 2011, Karain graduated with dual Bachelors in Nursing/ Healthcare Administration at Our Lady of the Lake College, Houston.
Justine Karain Married Life
The 34-year-old, Justine married Patrick Reed on December 21, 2012, after dating him for three years. Justine is four years older than her husband. By the time Patrick turned pro, Karain had already earned two bachelor's degrees. So, how did they meet?
Justine met her future husband through her younger sister, Kris Karain. Patrick and Kris were good friends at University High Lab School in Louisiana. Apparently, he was persistent on meeting Kris' older sister.
The duo began dating in 2009 and got engaged on January 9, 2012. As of now, Karain and Reed have been married for over eight years.
They are proud parents of two lovely children. Justine gave birth to her daughter, Windsor Wells on May 22, 2014. Likewise, she and Reed welcomed a son named Barrett Benjamin on December 7, 2017.
Justine was Patrick's Caddie
At a height of 5 feet 1 inch, Karain began working as her husband's caddie right after their marriage. Further, Reed tested his wife by making her carry a golf bag with extra weight before hiring her as his caddie.
Well, Justine and Patrick had their first and only PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship in 2013. Karain went on carrying bags for her spouse until she became pregnant in 2014. Since then her brother, Kessler has been Patrick's caddie.
In 2014, Justine was hospitalized after a seizure in the bath. Luckily, Reed found her and was quick to get her medical help before her seizure had a damaging effect. Thanks to her husband as she was fortunate to have survived.
Bitter Relation with In-Laws
Besides his golf career, Patrick is known for his cold relationship with his parents and his sister. The golfer hasn't stepped foot in his parents' house since 2012. So, what is the reason behind Reed's estranged behavior?
The beef started when Patrick decided to marry Justine at age 22. His parents, Bill and Jeanette objected by saying he was too young to get married. Nevertheless, Reed got married and didn't invite his parents to the wedding. It is said that Bill and Jeanette have kept distance even from their grandchildren.
Further, Justine once posted awful comments about Reed's parents on social media. She accused her father/mother-in-law of physically and mentally abusing Reed. However, Patrick's parents and sister, Hannah Reed denied the accusations.
The former nursing staff and caddie, Justine Karain has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Currently, she is a stay-at-home mom who is busy raising her kids. However, Justine previously worked as a nurse and as her husband's caddie for two years.
The average salary for a caddie ranges somewhere between $100,000-$200,000 per year. As per Forbes, top caddies can earn seven-figures and the top 10 of them made at least $600,000.
Meanwhile, established players pay around 8% of winnings and 10% for a win to their caddie. Additionally, caddies earn extra money from their own endorsement deals. Caddies of the top players like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy can earn more than $200,000 per year from endorsements.
Right after Justine left her position as Reed's caddie, her brother, Kessler joined the team. In the 2016-2017 season, Kessler was the fifth-highest-paid caddie in the world as he earned $610,000.
Enjoys Husband's Net Worth
The 2018 Masters Tournament winner, Patrick Reed has a net worth of $9 million. From 2010-2020, Reed collected $32.12 million as his total career earnings., Now, let's break down his earnings over the past few years.
In November 2020, Reed finished top ten at The Master's tournament alongside Webb Simpson and Corey Connors. Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson received $2.07 million as the winner.
Justine Karain Parents
Justine Karain was born on December 19, 1986, in Houston, Texas, to parents, Munther Hamdan Karain (father) and Janet Kessler Karain (mother). She has a sister, Kristiane "Kris" Karain, and has two brothers, Kessler Karain and Dan Karain.
Karain was interested in sports from an early age. Besides swimming, she played soccer and golf at high school. While attending Klein Forest High School, Justine helped start the women’s golf team.