Report: Patrick Reed vents over Spieth, Furyk in Ryder Cup

Posted: Updated:
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). US players Webb Simpson, left, Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed, right, attend the press conference of the losing team after Europe won the 2018 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Le Golf National in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside ... (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). US players Webb Simpson, left, Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed, right, attend the press conference of the losing team after Europe won the 2018 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Le Golf National in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside ...
  • NationalMore>>

  • Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

    Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

    Monday, October 15 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-10-15 04:26:35 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-10-16 03:06:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, Stormy Nichole Day, left, sits on a sidewalk on Haight Street with Nord (last name not given) and his dog Hobo while interviewed about being homeless in San Francisco. A measure on San Francisco's Nov. ...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, Stormy Nichole Day, left, sits on a sidewalk on Haight Street with Nord (last name not given) and his dog Hobo while interviewed about being homeless in San Francisco. A measure on San Francisco's Nov. ...
    San Francisco voters have a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that would tax hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill.More >>
    San Francisco voters have a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that would tax hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill.More >>
  • Jurors: Don't throw out $289M weed killer cancer verdict

    Jurors: Don't throw out $289M weed killer cancer verdict

    Monday, October 15 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-10-15 23:35:16 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-10-16 03:06:03 GMT
    Jurors who found that Roundup weed killer contributed to a school groundskeeper's cancer are urging a San Francisco judge not to throw out the bulk of their $289 million award in his favor.More >>
    Jurors who found that Roundup weed killer contributed to a school groundskeeper's cancer are urging a San Francisco judge not to throw out the bulk of their $289 million award in his favor.More >>
  • US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

    US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

    Monday, October 15 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-10-15 16:55:19 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-10-16 03:06:00 GMT
    Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV.More >>
    Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV.More >>

NEW YORK (AP) - Patrick Reed blames Jordan Spieth for them not playing together at the Ryder Cup and told The New York Times that U.S. captain Jim Furyk was not smart to sit him out twice.

Europe won the Ryder Cup 17½-10½ at Le Golf National outside Paris. Europe now has won nine of the last 12 times, and it was the third time in its last five victories that it won by seven points or more.

Spieth and Justin Thomas went 3-1, the only American tandem to play all four matches. Reed was paired with Tiger Woods in fourballs, losing both matches, and sitting out both foursomes matches.

In an interview with the Times an hour after the closing news conference, Reed said he was fully expecting Furyk to pair him with Spieth again.

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

They were 4-1-2 in the previous two Ryder Cups and not had any other partners.

On Monday, Spieth was in Bosnia to see his brother, who is playing basketball in a European league. Furyk was traveling.

Thomas was a Ryder Cup rookie who has known Spieth since they were 14, a friendship that coincidentally took root in France when they played for the U.S. in the Evian Junior Masters.

Spieth and Reed were asked at the end of the U.S. press conference Sunday night if they were surprised they didn't play together. Both looked at each other to see who would respond before Spieth spoke first.

"We were totally involved with every decision that was made," Spieth said. "We had two potentially fantastic teams (Spieth-Thomas and Woods-Reed) and we went out confidently and tried to play our best."

Furyk said it was his call to put Spieth and Thomas together.

The news conference ended before Reed had a chance to answer. He told the Times in the interview an hour later that he was looking at Spieth "like I was about to light the room up like Phil in '14."

That was a reference to Phil Mickelson's critical comments about U.S. captain Tom Watson after another American loss at Gleneagles.

Reed and Woods lost both matches to Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood. In the second match, Woods often was playing the hole by himself because Reed hit into the water, the ankle-deep rough or out-of-bounds. Woods played his lone foursomes match with Bryson DeChambeau and lost that one, too.

"For somebody as successful in the Ryder Cup as I am, I don't think it's smart to sit me twice," Reed said.

Reed won his singles match well after Europe had enough points to win back the Ryder Cup.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.