Reed: "My back still hurts" from carrying Spieth at Ryder Cup

Things are getting spicy ahead of Patrick Reed v Jordan Spieth at the WGC Match Play. 

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018

Reed: "My back still hurts" from carrying Spieth at Ryder Cup

Patrick Reed has continued the mind games ahead of his must-win first-round match against Jordan Spieth, where both players are so far undefeated in pool play.

Following his verbal attack on Spieth when taking a drop at Bay Hill last Sunday, Reed was asked on Thursday afternoon what makes Spieth so good at match play.

“I don't know, my back still hurts from the last Ryder Cup,” smiled Reed, who teamed with Spieth at Hazeltine National.



Reed, however, did go on to explain why Spieth can be such a challenging opponent in match play.

“The biggest thing is he's very consistent. He hits the ball well. He chips the ball well. And he putts it really well,” said Reed.

“He's not going to give you holes. You have to go and play some good golf.”

The winner of Friday’s match between Spieth and Reed will advance to the knockout stage.