Spieth: Ryder Cup ahead of TC

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Jordan Spieth insists a USA team victory at the Ryder Cup is more important than personal success at the Tour Championship.

Spieth will defend his Tour Championship title at the East Lake Golf Club this week, but is gearing up to help the USA at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.

"That's kind of rude," he initially responded when asked which he would prefer to be successful at.

"I don't have a Ryder Cup (win). I think I will have a Ryder Cup at some point. You want what you don't have. I've watched the other side of that (Ryder Cup defeat in 2014) and it hurt.

"It was tough in that closing ceremony. When we boarded the plane back home, it was an empty feeling and we don't want that again," said Spieth, 23, who made his Ryder Cup debut in 2014. "We remember that. We want that celebration.

"I'm pretty confident how we're going to go about our business. I think we've got a fantastic team this year."

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