He said that he had informed Furyk that he wanted to get in touch with Spieth, who is not a good friend, but with whom he has a chemistry that is hard to find, let alone replicate. Spieth was his first choice, Reed said. His second choice, he said, was Woods, which he said he loved.
But Reed expected him to be fully attached to Spieth, and he felt blinded, he said, when Furyk decided to link Spieth to Justin Thomas, who played with Rickie Fowler in last year's Presidents Cup
Spieth and Thomas have known each other since childhood and are good friends, but Reed did not see why that would have been a factor in splitting up two winning combinations (Spieth / Reed and Thomas / Fowler). Reed described the decision-making process as "a buddy system" that ignores the input of all except a few selected players.
"The problem is clear that Jordan does not want to play with me," Reed said, adding, "I do not have a problem with Jordan. When it comes down to it, I do not care if I love the person with whom I come in pairs or if the person likes me as long as it works and brings the team to success – he and I know how to make each other better – we know how to get the job done. "
Spieth and Thomas went 3-1 as a team (their only loss was 5 and 4 for Molinari and Fleetwood). Fowler was 1-2 when he played with Dustin Johnson, the world number 1.
Reed and Woods lost their first match against Fleetwood and Molinari, after which, Reed said, Woods apologized for disappointing him. He said he said to him: "We win together as a team and we lose together as a team."
Reed expected Furyk to adjust the links after the first session. "I thought he could go back with the groups that have worked in the past," he said, noting that Europe's captain, Thomas Bjorn, sent McIlroy back with Ian Poulter in the afternoon after he & # 39 in the morning lost in combination with Thorbjorn Olesen.