2021 Ryder Cup pairings: Friday afternoon fourball matches revealed

2021 Ryder Cup 1st tee

Day 1 of the 2021 Ryder Cup continues on Friday afternoon.

Stacy Revere/Getty Images

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.

phil mickelson waves at the ryder cup.
Phil Mickelson, even without a club, is the most popular golfer at the Ryder Cup
By: Michael Bamberger

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

How to bet on the Ryder Cup

Looking to make a (legal!) wager yourself? We teamed with BetMGM, and the online sportsbook is offering a new promotion for the Ryder Cup: Bet $1 Win $100 if Any USA Golfer Wins Their Match! Sign up for an account to get into the action today.

Kevin Cunningham

Golf.com Editor

As managing producer for GOLF.com, Cunningham edits, writes and publishes stories on GOLF.com, and manages the brand’s e-newsletters, which reach more than 1.4 million subscribers each month. A former two-time intern, he also helps keep GOLF.com humming outside the news-breaking stories and service content provided by our reporters and writers, and works with the tech team in the development of new products and innovative ways to deliver an engaging site to our audience.