The U.S. team’s fallout after their Ryder Cup humbling at the hands of Europe continues to make headlines after a team member, who chose to remain anonymous, slammed Patrick Reed for his criticism of captain Jim Furyk and playing partner Tiger Woods.

The 2018 Augusta Masters winner hit out at Furyk after team USA lost 17.5–10.5 to Europe at the biennial event held at Le Golf National in Paris on Sunday. Reed’s first complaint was about him being left out of both the afternoon foursome sessions on Friday and Saturday despite being the most successful player in the last two editions of the Ryder Cup.

He then went on to take a dig at Tiger Woods suggesting that his preferred partner was Jordan Spieth, who chose to partner Justin Thomas instead. Reed and Woods would go on to lose both their fourballs matches.

“I thought our captain might go back with the groups that have worked in the past. For somebody as successful in the Ryder Cup as I am, I don’t think it’s smart to sit me [out] twice,” Reed said after post the conclusion of the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

“The issue’s obviously with Jordan not wanting to play with me. I don’t have any issue with Jordan. … When it comes right down to it, I don’t care if I like the person I’m paired with or if the person likes me, as long as it works and it sets up the team for success,” he added.

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Patrick Reed (L) and Tiger Woods (R) lost both their matches on Friday and Saturday during the Ryder Cup. In this picture, Woods of the United States consoles Patrick Reed of the United States following defeat during the morning fourball matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on Sept. 29, 2018 in Paris. Jamie Squire/Getty Images

However, the world number 15’s comments did not go down well with the others in the team and one of them chose to respond with scathing comments, revealing it was Reed that “begged” to play with Woods.

"He is so full of s---,'' the team member told the New York Post on Monday, as quoted on CBS Sports. “Blindsided, my a--. He begged to play with Tiger.''

Reed and the 14-time major winner did not fare well as they lost both the matches they played in the morning sessions Friday and Saturday. The former is said to have told the media that Woods apologized to him after, the teammate that chose anonymity claimed otherwise.

He revealed it was Reed who was the problem not only in that pairing but in the entire squad of 12 players, who were completely behind the decisions made by captain Furyk.

“He [Reed] would have shot 83 on his own ball Saturday,'' Reed’s Ryder Cup teammate added. “He totally screwed Tiger. He has no clue how to play team golf. I saw first-hand how bad of a team player he was. Eleven players understood the concept of team golf and only one didn't. Unfortunately, that one proved to be too costly for the team to overcome.”

"I feel so bad for Jim, because he was an unreal captain. He would have run through a wall for all 12 of the guys. Unfortunately, there were only 11 players that would have returned the favour.”