Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - Tiger
Woods will be rested for Friday's afternoon foursomes at the Ryder Cup
after the 14-time major champion played alongside Patrick Reed in the
It is just the second time in eight Ryder Cups Woods has not taken
part in the foursomes - he missed the Saturday session on his last
appearance at Medinah in 2012.
Europe captain Thomas Bjorn will send out the experienced pairing of
Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose for the opening foursomes match against
world No 1 Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, who secured the
opening point of the competition.
Ian Poulter, after sitting out the fourballs, will enter the fray
alongside Rory McIlroy to take on Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.
Sergio Garcia teams up with rookie Alex Noren to face Phil Mickelson,
playing in his 12th consecutive Ryder Cup, and newcomer Bryson
Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood tee it up in the anchor match
against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, with both pairs having featured
in the fourballs.