Sept. 21-26, 2021 Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI
Speith and Reed.jpg
Photo Credit: Reed and Spieth

The American dream team continued its successful partnership, setting the tone for the morning session by shooting three-under to lead wire-to-wire and defeat a European pair that was undefeated in the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Reed rolled in a 12-foot birdie on the par four 16th to seal the victory, which was the United States’ first in the opening match since 1995. Reed and Spieth improved to 3-0-1 overall as a team and secured their first foursomes victory. Rose fell to 4-2-1 in foursomes while Stenson dropped to 2-2-1.

[inline-video]

KEY MOMENT: The American side seized control early, making birdies on the second and third to take a two-up lead. They maintained the lead through the front nine but started to miss fairways and scramble around the turn - where Hazeltine turns into a beast. After losing the ninth to a par, Spieth left his 60-foot birdie try on the tenth eight feet short. Reed sank the slippery downhill par putt to halve the hole. The US maintained a two-hole cushion until it ended the match. 

THEY SAID IT: “We had a great game plan coming in and stuck with it. We hit a lot of greens and in alternate shot you have to do that." - Reed

VIEW PHOTO GALLERY OF THE MATCH

Related News & Videos

We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, read the relevant section of the applicable Privacy Policy. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies.