Finally. The pairings for Friday’s eagerly anticipated Ryder Cup opening fourballs have been announced.
European captain Paul McGinley has decided to pair Rory McIlroy with Sergio Garcia, setting up a mouth-watering clash with Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson.
Here are the pairings in full:
– Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson v Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson
– Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer v Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker
– Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter v Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed
– Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy v Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson
Here’s the Twitter reaction:
@IanJamesPoulter Poults, get the crowd going first tee, get those rookie legs wobbling straight away!
— Josh Hoy (@intotheHOY) September 25, 2014
Holy Ryder Cup pairings.
— Totes McGoats (@MFouQua) September 25, 2014
All the best beating mcilroy and Garcia what a pairing that is #TeamEurope
— Lloyd Allinson (@Allinson_35) September 25, 2014
McIlroy and Garcia definitely Europes strongest pairing! Mickelson could end up carrying Bradley if he’s not on his game.
— Jamie Adams (@JamesKAdams94) September 25, 2014
McIlroy&Garcia in a fourball pairing will be a delight to watch. Westwood looks like he’s taking another rookie under his wing. #TeamEurope
— Adam Smith (@theadamjsmith) September 25, 2014
Jim white just said the stand out pairing is Poults and Gallagher is he high ! Clearly it’s Mcilroy and Garcia
— Ian Aherne (@Beano93) September 25, 2014
Interesting team selection for #RyderCup! Reckon Gallacher/Poulter will do the business as will Garcia/McIlroy! 2-2 or 3-1 Europe!
— Adam Martin (@adamm1990) September 25, 2014