"When I started looking at who [Tiger] would pair well with, I kept coming back to Patrick Reed", added Furyk.
"The issue's obviously with Jordan not wanting to play with me", Reed told the Times. "I don't have any issue with Jordan". When it comes right down to it, I don't care if I like the person I'm paired with or if the person likes me as long as it works and it sets up the team for success. "I don't know. People like to make a story and run with it".
"You do your job, and Jordan's and mine was to go out and get a point and that's what we were fortunate enough to get at least three out of four", Thomas said.
British Masters host and World No.2 Justin Rose has spoken ahead of the tournament this week about the fall-out from the Ryder Cup, stating that he thought the American team had been a united front and it has been "a shame" to see players "throwing each under the bus a little bit".
"I talked about [the decision to break up Spieth and Reed] with the vice captains", Furyk told Golf Channel. "Discussed it. Is this something we really want to do?" It was my call. Ultimately I'm the one that made that decision, but it's a decision I stand by.
"We got Jordan and J.T. out of it". I'll stand by it.
'Whatever altercation started, or what happened, it was very brief. It was very short.
Reed took the decision personally, but Furyk said the team knew their playing partners well before arriving in Paris. "They knew they were going out that first session in four ball, and I think that was a great session for them, and (we talked about) when Patrick felt they should go out in the order one through four". First, it was the captain, Jim Furyk, who said he had told team members weeks before the event what the pairings would look like.
"It's been tough", he said. "But all I was anxious about, what I knew, that I was going to play with Jordan and we were worrying about taking care of our point and taking care of our match".