Patrick Reed's wife sensationally suggests Jordan Spieth 'did not want to play' with him 11 months ago

Patrick Reed's wife sensationally suggests Jordan Spieth 'did not want to play' with him

The USA's biggest gamble of the 2018 Ryder Cup looks to have cost them dearly.

At Gleneagles and again at Hazeltine, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth made an ominous pairing.

In foursomes and fourballs, the American duo complemented each other superbly and won some crucial points. 10 points won between them. In Paris, they didn't play together once.

Spieth was teamed up with Justin Thomas and they delivered three points for the USA, half of their total for the opening two days. As for Reed, he only played twice - with Tiger Woods - and was soundly beaten on both occasions.

Asked by Golf Channel how he felt heading into Day Three, Woods commented:

"Just pretty pissed off. The fact that I lost three matches and didn't feel like I played poorly. That's the frustrating thing about match play. We can play well and nothing can happen."

Woods might have done okay but Reed - one birdie aside - had a clunker on Friday. He found the water on three occasions and hit it out of bounds another time.

It left many wondering why Reed had not been paired with Spieth again, and these tweets from an American golf pundit sparked a feisty response from his wife, Justine Reed.

Justine Reed has fiercely defended her husband in the past. She is in Paris to support him, and Team USA, and jumped to his defence late last night.

Earlier this year, an NBC reporter asked Reed about Spieth's key strengths as a playing partner. He responded:

"I don’t know, my back still hurts from the last Ryder Cup."

There was another sly dig, back in March, when Reed was arguing to be given relief after an errant shot. As he debated with a rules official, he remarked, "I guess my name has to be Jordan Spieth, guys!"

Justin Reed was not having it and suggested reporters asked Spieth why he 'didn't want to play with Patrick'.

The debate raged on for quite a while and Justin Reed also found time to bite back at Jay Coffin, editor of The Golf Cannel's website.

Some tough questions may need to be answered after the final singles come in.