Get excited: We've got a Jordan Spieth-Patrick Reed final pairing at the U.S. Open
At the Wyndham Championship in 2013, Patrick Reed survived a series of brilliant shots by Jordan Spieth to unleash one of his own -- from the trees on the right side of the fairway, on the second playoff hole -- to win his first professional title. Spieth had already won once, and though we may not have known it at the time, the drama in Greensboro harkened a terrific partnership and rivalry that has become one of the most interesting two-man dynamics in American golf.
Both were NCAA national champions. Both are rising stars on the PGA Tour. Both are top-15 golfers in the world. And both seem inextricably tied in with the other, their young careers intertwined in a way that implies a sort of dual destiny.