In Brief

Ryder Cup day one: Friday afternoon foursome pairings, tee times, results, TV

Team USA build a 3-1 lead over Team Europe after the morning fourballs

Team USA go into the Friday afternoon foursomes with a 3-1 lead over Team Europe after the opening session at the Ryder Cup in France.

Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau beat Justin Rose and Jon Rahm in match one of the morning fourballs while Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler were dominant in their 4&2 win against Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen.

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas made it 3-0 to the USA with a 1 up win against Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton. However, Team Europe gained a vital point with Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood’s 3&1 win against Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods.

Friday afternoon’s foursome matches sees Europe’s Henrik Stenson and Rose play Americans Johnson and Fowler.

McIlroy, who failed to make a birdie this morning, teams up with Ian Poulter for Europe. McIlroy and Poulter take on Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.

Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren then face Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau in the third Friday foursome match.

After winning this morning in the fourballs Molinari and Fleetwood go up against the American pairing of Thomas and Spieth in the final foursome match.

Ryder Cup day one guide

Friday morning fourball results
  • Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau (USA) beat Justin Rose and Jon Rahm (Europe) 1 up  
  • Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler (USA) beat Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen (Europe) 4&2  
  • Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas (USA) beat Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton (Europe) 1 up  
  • Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods (USA) lost to Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood (Europe) 3&1
Friday afternoon foursome pairings and tee time
  • 12.50pm: Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose (Europe) vs. Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler 
  • 1.05pm: Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter (Europe) vs. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson (USA) 
  • 1.20pm: Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren (Europe) vs. Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 
  • 1.35pm: Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood (Europe) vs. Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth (USA)
Saturday morning pairings

One hour after the play finishes on Friday the morning fourball pairings for Saturday are submitted by the skippers.

Friday tee times

Morning fourball tee times
  • 7.10am: Koepka/Finau (USA) vs. Rose/Rahm (Europe) 
  • 7.25am: Johnson/Fowler (USA) vs. McIlroy/Olesen (Europe) 
  • 7.40am: Spieth/Thomas (USA) vs. Casey/Hatton (Europe) 
  • 7.55am: Reed/Woods (USA) vs. Molinari/Fleetwood (Europe)
Afternoon foursomes tee times
  • 12.50pm: Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose (Europe) vs. Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler 
  • 1.05pm: Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter (Europe) vs. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson (USA) 
  • 1.20pm: Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren (Europe) vs. Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 
  • 1.35pm: Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood (Europe) vs. Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth (USA)

Friday’s Ryder Cup TV schedule

Sky Sports will broadcast live from Le Golf National in Paris. All times UK.

  • 6.30am-6pm: day one live at the Ryder Cup (Sky Sports Ryder Cup and Sky Sports Main Event) 
  • 6pm-6.30pm: Ryder Cup Verdict (Sky Sports Ryder Cup and Sky Sports Main Event)

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