The Masters-winning Reed was asked ahead of this week’s Hero World Challenge if he had heard from Spieth after the shock of being sensationally split by USA Team captain, Jim Furyk, from playing alongside each other at September’s Ryder Cup in Versailles.
“He (Spieth) has my number,” said Reed when asked by the New York Post if he’d heard from Spieth, and ahead of signing for a seven-under par 65 to share the lead with fellow American Patrick Cantlay on day one of the Hero World Challenge.
Reed and Spieth had been partnered in the victorious 2016 Ryder Cup and also enjoyed success in winning two matches and halving another in a losing 2014 USA Team.
Reed was teamed with Woods for the duo to lose their two matches in Versailles and with Reed saying soon after the USA losing by seven points that he was left ‘blindsided’ by the move not to be paired with Spieth.
“The issue’s obviously with Jordan not wanting to play with me,” said Reed in the same New York Post article.
“I have nothing against Jordan, nothing against him at all. That perception is done by the media, that’s not done by how he or I feel.”
And Reed has compared his speaking out after the Ryder Cup to Phil Mickelson’s bold and awkward calling out of the PGA of America for being out of touch with its choice of Tom Watson as the 2014 captain.
“He did it and got praised,” Reed said.
“I did it and got destroyed. It all depends on who the person is, obviously.”
Woods, and the 2019 Presidents Cup Captain, was asked if he was concerned about any player rift going into next year’s event in Melbourne, Australia and after signing for a disappointing round of 73 in the Bahamas.
“Yeah, we spoke after the Ryder Cup for a long period of time and, you know, we talked about it amongst us and it will stay between us,” said Woods.
And Woods was then asked if he was disappointed Reed felt the way he does.
“Well, some of the things that, as I’ve said, it’s between us and we’ll be handling it between us,” he added.