Jim Furyk confirms Dustin Johnson-Brooks Koepka Ryder Cup spat

Jim Furyk and Patrick Reed at the Ryder Cup

Modal Trigger Jim Furyk and Patrick Reed at the Ryder Cup AP

"The issue's obviously with Jordan not wanting to play with me, " Reed told the New York Times. "But all I was anxious about, what I knew, that I was going to play with Jordan and we were worrying about taking care of our point and taking care of our match". I like the way he handles himself on the course", Paul Azinger told GolfWeek before adding wryly, "I will say it's not uncommon for players not to like each other on Ryder Cup teams.

Reed caused more drama by saying the problem was "Jordan not wanting to play with me". For Patrick to feel like him and Jordan were a lock, I guess hearing Jim talk about Tiger's needs made ideal sense to think about Patrick and Tiger together. 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. "We know how to get the job done". I thought Patrick would be a great fit for Tiger.

US team captain Jim Furyk has confirmed there was an altercation between Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka in the wake of their Ryder Cup defeat to Europe. That's pinned on Furyk because he's the head man, but as always, playing better golf covers up everything else. "But all I was anxious about, what I knew, that I was going to play with Jordan and we were worrying about taking care of our point and taking care of our match".

"Whatever altercation started, or what happened, it was very brief".

"I've always viewed him as honest". It was very short. They're a good bunch of guys, you've got Phil and Tiger who are the elder statesmen of the team and all the young guys really look up to them. Neither one of them really took anything out of it. "They knew they were going out that first session in four ball, and I think that was a great session for them, and (we talked about) when Patrick felt they should go out in the order one through four".

Still, he said he had a tremendous team on his side. "And I still would", Furyk said. 'I was the leader of that team, and it didn't go the way we wanted.

'There's a reason why I said that Tommy and Francesco were unbeatable, because I would love to have to go up against them again, ' Reed said on Sirius XM PGA Tour radio.

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