Photo courtesy of Darren Carroll/PGA of America

I have been fired up for this Ryder Cup for some time now as the youthful side of the United States will make for more fire than we have seen in some time from the U.S.A.!

And Thursday when they announced the pairing for the Friday morning Foursomes (alternate shot) it showed that it certainly won’t take long for the crowd at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin to get fired up!

The first match pits the United States duo of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas taking on the European team of Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia. The fiery Spaniards will look to get the Euro crowd going. Match two has the Americans sending out Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa, facing Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland.

Match three sees Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger of the United States facing Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick. The final match of the morning has Americans Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele facing the European team of Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter. The afternoon Four-Ball (Best Ball) pairings will be announced during the morning play.

Here is the extensive TV coverage:

Television ~ 43rd Ryder Cup (Eastern Time) – First Tee to final putt

Friday, Sept. 24 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Golf Channel Day One Matches

Saturday, Sept. 25 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Golf Channel Day Two Matches

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. NBC Day Two Matches

Sunday, Sept. 26 Noon – 6:00 p.m. NBC Day Three Matches

Method of Play: Match Play, including Four-Ball (two-member teams in better ball), Foursomes (two-member teams in alternate shot), and Singles (18-hole match play). The order of play during the first two days of competition was determined by the home team captain (Stricker) and will be Foursomes in the morning and Four-Ball in the afternoon.

By Dennis Miller