Ryder Cup over personal glory - Spieth
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Jordan Spieth has admitted he would prefer to win the Ryder Cup for the United States than secure a second FedEx Cup title this season.
The 23-year-old world number four is aiming to become the first back-to-back Tour Champion and join Tiger Woods in being the only players to have won the FedEx Cup and $10million bonus on more than one occasion when he heads to East Lake for the season-finale this week.
Spieth has good memories of the Atlanta course given that his four-shot win at the same venue 12 months ago ensured he won the FedEx Cup for the first time.
But with the Ryder Cup following at Hazeltine from September 30, Spieth is desperate to end Europe's grip on the trophy and make amends for his disappointing appearance as a rookie at Gleneagles in 2014.
He said: "If you're saying 2016, right now, if I've got a choice... Ryder Cup. You want something that you don't have. That's a trophy that I've watched the other side of it now, and it hurt.
"I think I will have a Ryder Cup at some point. I think that will be easier to win, easier to have a Ryder Cup than a FedEx Cup going forward, given you may not play your best and you've got team-mates around you that play their best and win it.
"I think I'm pretty confident about how we're going to go about our business. I think we've got a fantastic team this year, one of the best teams I can remember, and I love being a part of that."