2021 Ryder Cup pairings: Friday afternoon fourball matches revealed
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The 2021 Ryder Cup is off and running at Whistling Straits, with four matches already in the books on Day 1. Now the U.S. and European teams will reset for the Friday afternoon session, featuring four fourball matches. You can view the complete tee times and pairings for Friday afternoon’s fourball matches below.
Halfway through the first day of play, it’s the Americans who have jumped out to an early 3-to-1 lead. Europeans Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia knocked off Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in the very first match, but that would be the only point Team Europe would receive in the morning session.
But now we turn to the first fourball session of this Ryder Cup. In the fourball format, all four players play their own ball, with the best score winning the hole. So if one player on a team goes on a run, he can carry his teammate throughout the match.
Coverage of Day 1 continues on Golf Channel until 7 p.m. ET Friday night. The Golf Channel coverage can be streamed via Peacock Premium, and free streaming Featured Match coverage can be viewed on Peacock and RyderCup.com. Check out the Friday afternoon pairings below.
Ryder Cup 2021 Friday afternoon fourball matchups (ET)
Match 1 (1:10 p.m.) — Dustin Johnson/Xander Schauffele (USA) vs. Paul Casey/Bernd Wiesberger (EUR)
Match 2 (1:26 p.m.) — Bryson DeChambeau/Scottie Scheffler (USA) vs. Jon Rahm/Tyrrell Hatton (EUR)
Match 3 (1:42 p.m.) — Tony Finau/Harris English (USA) vs. Rory McIlroy/Shane Lowry (EUR)
Match 4 (1:58 p.m.) — Justin Thomas/Patrick Cantlay (USA) vs. Tommy Fleetwood/Viktor Hovland (EUR)
U.S. sitting: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Daniel Berger
Europe sitting: Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood
Ryder Cup 2021 Friday morning foursomes matchups (ET)
Match 1 (8:05 a.m.) — Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas (USA) vs. Jon Rahm/Sergio Garcia (EUR)
Match 2 (8:21 a.m.) — Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa (USA) vs. Paul Casey/Viktor Hovland (EUR)
Match 3 (8:37 a.m.) — Brooks Koepka/Daniel Berger (USA) vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick/Lee Westwood (EUR)
Match 4 (8:53 a.m.) — Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele (USA) vs. Rory McIlroy/Ian Poulter (EUR)
U.S. sitting: Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Harris English, Scottie Scheffler
Europe sitting: Bernd Wiesberger, Shane Lowry, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood
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