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Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas Paired Together on Day One

The 2018 Ryder Cup will get underway tomorrow morning at Le Golf National near Paris, France with four (4) matches of fourball.

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth Ryder Cup
Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth react during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on Sep. 27, 2018 in Paris, France. Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

One of the U.S. fourball teams announced at the Opening Ceremonies are longtime friends Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. The young American superstars will face off against England’s Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton.

Thomas was excited about playing with Spieth, and cited the duo’s familiarity with one another as an important aspect in team play.

“We obviously get along with each other really well. I think our games kind of match each other well and go well together,” said Thomas, who has accumulated the most PGA Tour victories (8) over a two-season stretch.

“Most importantly, we know each other’s personality, and I think that’s really important in team play.

“I know we are both chomping at the bit to get out there.”

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas Ryder Cup
Jordan Spieth (L) and Justin Thomas (R) practice ahead of the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris, France on Sep. 27, 2018. Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Spieth concurred, and noted the uniqueness of a playing partner who’s been a longtime friend – and rival, going back to their junior golf days.

“We play a lot together. Very familiar with each other’s games. Have been for – shoot, over ten years now. So it’s going to be really exciting to be able to look at him on the first tee and kind of remember where we’ve come from, and we’re both here,” said Spieth, a three-time major winner.

“If either one of us — we know each other well enough that we can see if either one is tensing up or whatnot and be able to come over and know what to say to relax each other.”

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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