Americans Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed will play Europe’s Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood in Friday morning’s fourballs at the Ryder Cup in France.
FedEx Cup winner Justin Rose and Jon Rahm face Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau in the first of 28 matches.
Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen play Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler before Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton take on Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
The US are the defending champions but have not won in Europe for 25 years.
Led by captain and former US Open champion Jim Furyk, the US team has 31 major victories between them compared to Europe’s eight and boasts three of this year’s major champions – US Open and US PGA Championship winner Koepka, plus Masters champion Reed.
Europe, meanwhile, have Open champion Molinari among their 12-man team as France hosts the tournament for the first time. Read more