Justin Thomas sides with Jim Furyk over Patrick Reed in Ryder Cup flap

Bill Speros, GolfWeek
Published 9:54 a.m. ET Oct. 11, 2018 | Updated 9:55 a.m. ET Oct. 11, 2018

Justin Thomas came in support of Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk Wednesday in the latest development of a multi-tiered drama that has hung over Team USA since its drubbing in France.

Thomas said that he knew about the team pairings well ahead of the event, countering remarks made by Patrick Reed.

“That was something obviously that had been talked about in advance, but all I was worried about was that I knew I was going to play with Jordan and we wanted to take care of our match,” Thomas told reporters prior to the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

This drama began when Patrick Reed said he was “blindsided” by being grouped with Tiger Woods rather than Jordan Spieth at the Ryder Cup, adding that the problem was “Jordan not wanting to play with me.” Furyk responded by saying all concerned had been briefed about pairings well ahead of time and the pairings were 100 percent his call.

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