"That was something obviously that had been talked about in advance, but all I was anxious about was that I knew I was going to play with Jordan and we wanted to take care of our match", Thomas told reporters in Kuala Lumpur (via GolfWeek). "Jordan and my job was to go out and get a point, and that's what we were fortunate to at least get three out of four".
Koepka has already moved to deny reports of a dust-up with Johnson on the plane over to France for the Ryder Cup and, despite playing down the incident, Furyk admitted they briefly fell out after the defeat.
"For Patrick to feel like him and Jordan were a lock, I guess hearing Jim talk about Tiger's needs made flawless sense to think about Patrick and Tiger together".
Then the money quote insinuating that Furyk didn't know Reed was miffed about the Spieth break-up. That only came out after he and Woods went 0-2-0 and Reed sat for two other sessions. 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 think Tiger and Patrick make a great pair.
You may well be past caring but, for what it's worth, US team captain Jim Furyk has confirmed there was an altercation between Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka in the wake of their Ryder Cup defeat to Europe.
FILE PHOTO: Sep 30, 2018; Paris, FRA; United States golfer Patrick Reed talks with United States captain Jim Furyk on the first tee during the Sunday singles matches at Le Golf National.
"Whatever altercation started", said Furyk, "or what happened, it was very brief". You've got Phil [Mickelson] and Tiger, who are the elder statesmen of the team, and all the young guys really look up to them. "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. But they're as close as they've ever been, and it really had no effect on either one of them". "It'll always bother me". "And I still would", Furyk said. I love the kid to death. "And I'd do it all over again".