Patrick Reed and his wife, Justine, are polarizing figures on the PGA Tour.
The 2018 Masters champion has turned slights — whether they are real or perceived — into motivation for the better part of the past decade. Now, having the worst team competition of his career, Reed has come under fire, and his wife has not taken kindly to the criticism.
Responding to a thread of replies of a U.S. Ryder Cup account tweet, Justine gave the Reed perspective on the break up of the Jordan Spieth-Reed super-team, seemingly placing blame on the three-time major champion.
I can assure you- you’re wrong. Patrick never said that he didn’t want to play with Jordan. Maybe you should ask Jordan why he didn’t want to play with Patrick. You don’t have to love the people you work with- but when you have chemistry and success, you go with it for the TEAM.
— Justine (@JustineKReed) September 28, 2018
No he didn’t. That’s simply not true. And Patrick didn’t say anything to Jordan! Sorry if someone can’t take a joke. Or is that just because the joke came from Reed?
— Justine (@JustineKReed) September 30, 2018
The “joke” Justine is referencing goes back to the Arnold Palmer Invitational where Reed, who was angling for a free drop, invoked Spieth’s name as a double standard when it comes to rulings.
— Tyler Soughers (@tsoughers) March 20, 2018
Justine also let loose on social media over a myriad of topics on Saturday evening including Tiger Woods coming up short at the Open Championship, the objectivity of GolfChannel.com’s editor and Reed’s schedule.