The Ryder Cup returns to our screens this weekend as the USA and Europe do battle once again.
The USA have not won the competition on European soil since they were victorious at The Belfry back in 1993.
And Jim Furyk’s men will be eager to put that right as they take on Thomas Bjorn and co. at Le Golf National, near Paris.
The respective captains named their fourballs pairings on Thursday and Express Sport has everything you need to know for that Ryder Cup session.
Ryder Cup fourballs tee times: Who is playing?
Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn have arranged the following fourballs match-ups:
Match 1 – Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau (USA) vs Justin Rose and Jon Rahm (Europe)
Match 2 – Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler vs Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen
Match 3 – Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas vs Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton
Match 4 – Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods vs Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood
Ryder Cup fourballs tee times: When do the matches start?
The fourballs will take place on Friday morning and are scheduled to be played as follows:
(All times BST)
Match 1 – 7:10am
Match 2 – 7:25am
Match 3 – 7:40am
Match 4 – 7:55am
Ryder Cup in numbers
1 – Number of times Tiger Woods has been on the winning side in seven appearances.
26 – Ryder Cups won by the United States. Europe/Great Britain & Ireland have won 13, with two contests having been tied.
5 – Rookies in European team (Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen).
3 – Rookies in United States team (Tony Finau, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas).
12 – This will be Phil Mickelson’s 12th Ryder Cup, a US record. The 48-year-old has played in every contest since 1995 but needed a wild card for the first time this year.
20 – Number of defeats suffered by Mickelson, a record he shares with US captain Jim Furyk.
46 – Record number of Ryder Cup matches played by Nick Faldo, who also won a record 25 points.
22.5 – Number of points earned to date by Sergio Garcia.
9 – Europe’s record margin of victory is nine points, achieved at Oakland Hills in 2004 and The K Club in 2006
15 – Record margin of victory for the United States, in Houston, Texas, in 1967.
6 – American Jimmy Demaret won all six matches in his Ryder Cup career (1947, 1949, 1951)
25 – Years since the United States won on European soil, a 15-13 victory at The Belfry in 1993.