The former superstar pairing of Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth was posed a question about their split during the U.S. team's losing press conference Sunday. Spieth answered. Captain Furyk did, too. But Patrick Reed didn't get a chance to add his two cents until a phone call later that night with Karen Crouse of The New York Times.
Crouse joined Shane Bacon on his podcast Monday to break down the weekend's events and discuss her interview with Reed. She mentioned how she had seen Reed and Spieth make eye contact when the question was asked, and that he appeared to be biting his tongue. "I could sense that Patrick had wanted to answer and hadn't gotten a chance to," she told Bacon. told Bacon. Crouse said she hadn't been able to ask Spieth about the dynamic and their interactions during the week. The duo had gone 4-1-2 in the last two Ryder Cups, but Spieth played all four matches with Justin Thomas, while Reed went 0-2 as Tiger Woods's partner.
"His second choice was Tiger, and again Patrick was not Tiger’s first choice, and so this was sort of a makeshift lineup," Crouse said. You can hear the entire podcast here.