Ryder Cup Friday foursomes pairings reveal tasty matchups

We’re in for a good contest from the get-go this year…

Captains Luke Donald and Zach Johnson have chosen and revealed their pairings for the morning session on the first day of the 2023 Ryder Cup.

Friday’s early competition will be foursomes, which is explained as such on the official Ryder Cup website:

In foursomes, each two-man team plays one ball per hole with the players taking turns until each hole is complete. Players alternate hitting tee shots, with one leading off on odd-numbered holes, and the other hitting first on even-numbered holes. The team with the low(est) score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.

The morning session will consist of four games, meaning eight players from each team will be in action, leaving four behind who will compete in the afternoon four-ball competition.

The afternoon session will also comprise four games, so four players from each team will be pulling double duty on day one.

The teams for the afternoon session are yet to be announced, but here are the four matchups for Friday’s morning foursomes:

A table showing the games and teams for the Ryder Cup Friday morning foursomes.

Some exciting matchups here. Jon Rahm and Scottie Scheffler will rekindle their rivalry from the 2021 Ryder Cup, albeit not in singles competition this time. Hopefully, they will be paired together on Sunday.

Fowler and Morikawa together sounds like a lethal combination, and the fourth match of McIlroy and Fleetwood vs Schauffele and Cantlay could be the one to watch tomorrow.

The Ryder Cup begins tomorrow with the first tee-off set for 6:35 am UK time. Full coverage of the weekend’s competition begins at 6 am and is exclusively on Sky Sports.

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