The first pairings for the 2021 Ryder Cup have been announced.

European and US captains Padraig Harrinton and Steve Stricker revealed their opening partnerships for the Friday morning session this evening.

Following tonight’s opening ceremony at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, the players who will take to the course for the foursomes were announced.

The United States are odds-on favourites to continue the dominance of home teams in the biennial contest, with Europe’s ‘Miracle at Medinah’ in 2012 the only away victory in the last seven.


All 12 of Steve Stricker’s side are ranked inside the world’s top 21 and have a record-low average ranking of 8.9, compared to 30.8 for Padraig Harrington’s European team.

These are the men chosen to represent their sides out first.

Friday morning pairings and tee times

Match 1 – 1.05pm

Jon Rahm & Sergio Garcia vs Justin Thomas & Jordan Spieth

Match 2 – 1.21pm

Paul Casey & Viktor Hovland vs Dustin Johnson & Collin Morikawa

Match 3 – 1.37pm

Lee Westwood & Matthew Fitzpatrick vs Brooks Koepka & Daniel Berger

Match 4 – 1.53pm

Rory McIlroy & Ian Poulter vs Patrick Cantlay & Xander Shauffele

These are the tee times for the rest of the weekend.

How to watch the Ryder Cup

Sky Sports has the rights to the Ryder Cup. Round-the-clock coverage throughout tournament week will be available live on their dedicated Ryder Cup channel, with live shows every day from Wisconsin.

All three tournament days will be live on Sky Sports Ryder Cup, as part of nearly 70 hours of live coverage during tournament week.

Extended highlights of the previous day’s play will be available the following morning throughout the tournament.

You can also follow the action via the Ryder Cup’s social media channels.