Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - American
Tony Finau hit the opening tee shot to begin the 42nd Ryder Cup on
Friday as the United States launched their quest for a first win on
European soil in 25 years.
LIVE - Ryder Cup Day 1
More than 7 000 spectators at Le Golf National jammed into the
largest first-tee grandstand in Ryder Cup history, cheering and
screaming to produce a roar unique to the emotional atmosphere of the
biennial team golf showdown.
Four morning four-ball matches were set to be followed by four
afternoon foursomes matches on Friday and Saturday with 12 concluding
singles matches Sunday.
Tiger Woods, the 14-time major champion and top attraction in the
three-day event, was set to join Patrick Reed, known for shushing
opposing fans as they taunt him, in the final four-ball match against
reigning British Open champion Francesco Molinari of Italy and England's
Tommy Fleetwood, one of four rookies for Europe in the opening session.
Schedule for the 42nd Ryder Cup matches between Europe and the United States that start Friday at Le Golf National:
All SA times
Fourballs (best ball)
08:10 - Justin Rose/Jon Rahm (Europe) v Brooks Koepka/Tony Finau (USA)
08:25 - Rory McIlroy/Thorbjorn Olesen (Europe) v Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler (USA)
08:40 - Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton (Europe) v Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas (USA)
08:55 - Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood (Europe) v Patrick Reed/Tiger Woods (USA)
From 13:50 - Four foursomes (alternate shot) matches
From 08:10 - Four fourball matches
From 13:50 - Four foursomes matches
From 12:05 - 12 singles matches