The Ryder Cup is less than two days away and we’ll get our first set of pairings on Thursday. There’s so much speculation out there on who should be paired together. I think there’s at least one players who is tough to pair with – Patrick Reed. I’m going to be watching him closely this weekend to see how he plays. He’s a very streaky player and I think we’ll see how the pressure gets to him, but I think I have found someone to pair him with.
Here are five potential pairings I hope to see this weekend in the Ryder Cup.
Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson
It’s an understatement to say Keegan can get a little too hyped up sometimes on the golf course. Phil on the other hand can stay calm. Phil will know when to step in and tell Keegan to take it down a notch and do it in a subtle way. These two will make for a good foursome pairing on Friday or Saturday. These two would show great chemistry on the golf course and will work hard to pick up the points.
Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth
This pairing is awesome in my opinion. Let’s face it, Matt Kuchar is one of the nicest guys in professional golf along with being one of the most level-headed. Jordan Spieth on the other hand can get down on himself and still has a lot to learn. I fear Jordan could start to unravel if he starts hitting bad shots, but add in the pressure of the Ryder Cup and he might not recover. Matt Kuchar is the perfect person to tame this and I expect to see these guys paired up on Friday.
Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler
I think we’ll certainly see this pairing at some point this weekend, if not more than once. These two play well together. Did you see these two playing together in the final round of the PGA Championship a few weeks back? These two are great buds and really pick each other up on the golf course. Put these guys together in
Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson
We all know Bubba can get rattled on the golf course. Let’s remember, Bubba Watson never hits a bad shot, it’s always Ted Scott’s fault. Pairing Bubba with Phil might keep Bubba more level-headed in my opinion. It’s time for Bubba to grow up on the golf course and who better to have him paired with one of the best players of all time. Put Phil and Bubba together in a four-ball match and I think they can get some points for Team USA.
Jim Furyk and Patrick Reed
How about pairing one of the most streakiest players in professional golf with one of the most consistent? How much more consistent can you get than Jim Furyk? Patrick Reed can learn a lot from Furyk on how to build a long and illustrious career in golf. Patrick Reed thinks he’s a top-5 player in the world but hasn’t shown anything since earlier this year in Florida.
Who do you think should be paired together? Let us know below.