Ryder Cup: Final day’s singles pairings
The final day’s pairings have been announced for Sunday’s do-or-die Ryder Cup singles matches.
With Europe trailing by 9 ½ to 6 ½ it is crucial for them to get some points on the board as early as possible and captain Darren Clarke has reflected that need by loading the early matches with his best players.
Rory McIlroy will lead the charge for Europe and hope to put some blue on the leaderboard early by beating the US’ form player Patrick Reed.
Going out second will be Open Champion Henrik Stenson who will be up against Jordan Spieth.
Thomas Pieters and Justin Rose make up the first four as Clarke goes all out to get a good start.
The US needs 14 ½ points to win the Ryder Cup.
The pairings are:
11:04 am: Patrick Reed vs. Rory McIlroy
11:15 am: Jordan Spieth vs. Henrik Stenson
11:26 am: J.B. Holmes vs. Thomas Pieters
11:37 am: Rickie Fowler vs. Justin Rose
11:48 am: Jimmy Walker vs. Rafa Cabrera Bello
11:59 am: Phil Mickelson vs. Sergio Garcia
12:10 pm: Ryan Moore vs. Lee Westwood
12:21 pm: Brandt Snedeker vs. Andy Sullivan
12:32 pm: Dustin Johnson vs. Chris Wood
12:43 pm: Brooks Koepka vs. Danny Willett
12:54 pm: Matt Kuchar vs. Martin Kaymer
1:05 pm: Zach Johnson vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick
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