Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed looking for a bit of home comfort during the WGC Match Play Championship

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed looking for a bit of home comfort during the WGC Match Play Championship

  • Reed & # 39; s wife Justine called David Leadbetter for help after a dismal form
  • The American needs a boost for his Masters defense in two weeks
  • Spieth hopes that his knowledge of the Austin Country Club can help him this week

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed made names for themselves for the first time that played match-play with their beautiful debut at the 2014 Gleneagles Ryder Cup.

In Texas this week it is in match play where the couple will try to get their sick career back on track.

Away from the prospect of Rory McIlroy versus Tiger Woods – if they both endure their three group matches in the WGC Match Play Championship, starting on Wednesday, Spieth and Reed are looking for a little home comfort.

Jordan Spieth knows the Austin Country Club well from his days at the University of Texas

Jordan Spieth knows the Austin Country Club well from his days at the University of Texas

Reed threatens to stand up in two weeks for his Masters defense in a slightly better condition than Danny Willett two years ago.

At Valspar last week, Reed & # 39; s wife Justine David Leadbetter called for help. Leadbetter is one of the best coaches in the game, but he is someone with whom Reed has never had a good conversation, and much less trusted him to look over his swing.

After two emergency sessions, after Reed missed the Florida milestone, Leadbetter pointed out that his backswing had become too long. & # 39; Will we work together again? I don't know, & # 39; said Leadbetter.

The American Patrick Reed (above) needs a boost for his Masters defense within two weeks

The American Patrick Reed (above) needs a boost for his Masters defense within two weeks

The American Patrick Reed (above) needs a boost for his Masters defense within two weeks

For Spieth – without a top 10 since the Open last July – this week's Austin Country Club location is one that he played at least twice a week during his days at the University of Texas. Right now he could do with every benefit that he could contain.

For McIlroy, playing in Austin is all about keeping the competitive juices simple, while Augusta gets closer and closer.

All in all, there are 16 groups, with the winner of each progression to a straight knockout format starting on Saturday morning.

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