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Ryder Cup: Patrick Reed talks up Jim Furyk partnership

Patrick Reed would be open to playing with Jim Furyk during this weekend's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

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The 24-year-old rookie has been practicing alongside Furyk throughout the week and the two could be paired together by Tom Watson for Friday's opening day of action.

Furyk is preparing to feature in his ninth Ryder Cup, having made his debut in 1997, and Reed feels the pair's attributes would be well suited.

However, as the US target a first Ryder Cup on foreign soil since 1993, Reed also explained Watson has other options open to him in terms of partners.

"It would be awesome. He hits every fairway and makes every putt, and I hit my irons very well," Reed said of a potential link-up with Furyk.

"That would be good in alternate-shot and best-ball. The way he's been playing, these past couple days, he's been playing great.

"It's one of those kind of things that we've played - I've played with Furyk, [Matt] Kuchar, [Jordan] Spieth, Hunter [Mahan] and Zach [Johnson], so I mean, if he's going off of groups, I have five guys I have an opportunity of playing with.

"It just all depends on who captain Watson thinks is the best pairings and whatever it is we'll go from there."

Both Watson and Paul McGinley are due to reveal their pairings later on Thursday, with Reed revealing there had been plenty of discussion among players about the way to go.

"Just like every team, whether it's our team or the other team, of course the captains ask you who you'd like to play with, who you feel like you'd play best with and give him our input," he continued.

"But at the end of the day, they are the ones seeing every player playing, so they will put together who they feel like is going to be the best match-ups."

"[Watson] just said be yourself, play your own game. That's basically what I plan on doing.

"It's still golf. At the end of the day, you're playing a game and it's still golf, and the main thing is just focusing on that."

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