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Patrick Reed slams Jordan Spieth and Jim Furyk after Ryder Cup humiliation

Reed slams Spieth and Furyk after Ryder Cup humiliation
By Eurosport

01/10/2018 at 15:57Updated 01/10/2018 at 16:06

US Masters champion Patrick Reed has laid into American captain Jim Furyk and team-mate Jordan Speith after their Ryder Cup thrashing by Europe.

The US were strong favourites to win in Europe for the first time since 1993, but produced a dismal display over three days at Le Golf National in Paris, losing 17.5-10.5 in one of the biggest routs of all time.

Despite forging a formidable record at the Ryder Cup in 2014 and 2016, Reed and Spieth were split up at this year's event.

Reed has accused Spieth of being the driving force behind the break-up of a partnership that had lost only once in eight previous matches.

"The issue’s obviously with Jordan not wanting to play with me," said Reed.

"I don’t have any issue with Jordan. When it comes right down to it, I don’t care if I like the person I’m paired with or if the person likes me as long as it works and it sets up the team for success. He and I know how to make each other better. We know how to get the job done."

Reed lost his two fourball matches with a struggling Tiger Woods while Spieth won three out of four matches alongside Justin Thomas.

Spieth claimed it was a team decision to split the duo with Furyk saying it was his call but Reed was not buying either version of events.

"I was looking at (Jordan) like I was about to light the room up like Phil (Mickleson) in ’14,” said Reed. "Every day, I saw 'Leave your egos at the door'. They (the Europeans) do that better than us.

"For somebody as successful in the Ryder Cup as I am, I don’t think it’s smart to sit me (out) twice."