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Report: American Players Pulled Apart After Row Broke Out At Ryder Cup

Report: American Players Pulled Apart After Row Broke Out At Ryder Cup

A day after their Ryder Cup win and star pair Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood were making jokes about waking up next to each other in bed with the cup laying between them.

It contrasts with an American team showing cracks in the united facade they had been portraying.

Patrick Reed complained following the tournament about Jordan Spieth not wanting to play with him. Spieth and captain Jim Furyk had said the decision not to pair them together was the captain's decision.

Reed gave those comments little heed. The Master's champion said he had been looking at Spieth as he gave that explanation thinking that he might 'light the room up like Phil Mickelson in 2014' when he criticised Tom Watson's captaincy. Reed also complained about being dropped for Friday and Saturday's foursomes.

Today, The Telegraph reports of another rift in the US camp, a more unexpected one between Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka which nearly came to blows.

It's said that Johnson and Koepka had to be separated when a row broke out between the two after they had been invited to the European team's room. They had been paired together for the Saturday foursomes, a match they lost 2&1 to Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose.

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According to The Telegraph, European player's wife witnessed the row with a source saying that she was "clearly shocked and upset by the nastiness, which was very threatening."

It is especially surprising to hear of a fight between Johnson and Koepka as they are thought to be good friends.

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See Also: Patrick Reed Takes Aim At Jordan Spieth After Ryder Cup Defeat

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