When Patrick Reed was attending Augusta State, going to class, practicing and winning back-to-back NCAA Division I National Championships. He didn't think it could get any hectic or busier than it was at that point in his life.
Enter the world of Monday qualifying on the PGA Tour.
Reed, who is now three for three, in consecutive tries. Has earned his way into the third PGA Tour event of 2012, after Monday qualifying again this week, at the HP Byron Nelson Classic.
The former All-American fired an eight-under, 64 to win the Monday qualifier at Lantana Golf Club in Lantana, Texas.
This marks the second straight week the 21-year old has won his way into an event through the Monday qualifiers. A remarkable feat and stretch that has left himself, and fiance' caddie Justine Karain, running on empty the past few weeks.
"We're basically running on adrenaline," Reed told The Augusta Chronicle. "We're pretty tired.
Actually, I'm not really getting to practice a lot after and before rounds here, trying to conserve energy because we've been running with our heads cut off for the past month."
In his three events this season on the PGA Tour, Reed has made all three cuts. Finishing T35 at the Valera Texas Open (sponsors exemption), T24 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and T32 two weeks ago at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Those finishes have earned Redd a total of $85,200.
Meaning he is averaging somewhere around $28,000 per start on the PGA Tour. Not bad for a 21-year old fresh off two National Championships in college.
In this whirl wind of emotional, highs and lows. Reed has remained grounded, ran raged, but most of all -- thankful.
Thankful for his fiance' who has been by his side throughout this entire journey.
"She's [Karain] so positive with the whole thing," Reed said.
"If I hit a couple bad shots I'll start to get down on myself and she'll pick me right up immediately and won't allow me to self-sabotage my round or any hole."
"She's amazing at reading greens," he said.
It was her read in fact, on a 12-foot putt on the 18th hole at the Zurich Classic, that allowed Reed to make the cut.
"I couldn't really see the line and the next thing you know I was able to play the weekend," continued Reed.
Now, their journey together continues this week, at the HOP Byron Nelson Classic. Where Team Reed will look to make it four cuts made on the PGA Tour in 2012.
Who knows what the future has in store for this improbable run and couple. It's been a fun ride this far. Here is to hoping, the journey will continue.