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Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth focused after foursomes absence

Patrick Reed says he and Jordan Spieth are over the disappointment of missing out Friday's foursomes after a strong start to the Ryder Cup.

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The rookie pair ran in a stunning 5 and 4 win over Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher in the opening fourball session but captain Tom Watson opted to leave them out of the foursomes later the same day.

Reed and Spieth were back in action on Saturday and picked up another point courtesy of a 5 and 3 victory over Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer.

And Reed, part of the youngest pairing in Ryder Cup history with a combined age of 45, explained the pair were not precious about being overlooked for the second session.

"We're here to do one thing, and that's to play for Tom Watson and the United States and try to get as many points as possible," he said.

"Whenever we're asked to play, all they ask is us go out and grind and try to get our points.

"So far we're 2-0 and hopefully we can continue."

Reed and Spieth were required to fight back from two holes down against Bjorn and Kaymer, winning seven holes to clinch victory in style.

"We fed off each other nicely and very rarely birdied the same hole," explained Spieth.

"It took us a little longer to get started. We were two down early. We stayed positive. We knew we had plenty of holes left, then we kind of started making birdies back and forth.

"From there, the momentum was on our side and this guy is pretty good at closing it out."

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