Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell will tee of Europe’s challenge for the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah today. The pair face veteran Jim Furyk and recent FedEx winner Brandt Snedeker at 1.20pm (GMT)
Next up Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald take on Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley while Lee Westwood and Francesco Molinari face Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner.
Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker complete the foursome pairings against Brits Justin Rose and Ian Poulter in what could be the match of the day.
Davis Love III has given rookies Snedeker, Bradley and Dufner an early taste of the action and they will need to get to grips with this contest quickly if Jose Maria Olazabal’s experienced European side aren’t to build an early lead.
The fourballs tee off later in the afternoon with the pairings announced shortly beforehand.
1320: Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker v Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell
1335: Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley v Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia
1350: Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner v Lee Westwood and Francesco Molinari
1405: Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods v Ian Poulter and Justin Rose
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