PGA golfer Patrick Reed saves wife from drowing after she had a seizure


PGA golfer Patrick Reed is down in Naples, Florida participating in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. A situation involving his wife made him withdraw from Wednesday’s second day of the pro-am at the event. Reed’s wife Justine, who is his caddie suffered a grand mal seizure on Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.

Reed said that he heard a “thump” and went into the bathroom and saw his wife submerged in water. Reed said doctors told him that if he waited 10 to 15 seconds more, she would have died. Reed released this statement in regards to him withdrawing from Wednesday session.

“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,” Reed said in a statement. “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.”

The good news is that Justine’s condition has improved and Patrick plans to play today.

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