Breaking: Pairings and Tee Times for 2023 Ryder Cup Opening Session Revealed
In a last-minute announcement, the pairings and tee times for the highly anticipated opening session of the 2023 Ryder Cup have been unveiled, just hours before play is set to begin. As golf enthusiasts eagerly await the showdown between Team USA and Team Europe, the most surprising revelation is the absence of the long-time pairing of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, a move made by U.S. captain Zach Johnson to mix things up.
On the European side, all notable players will be participating, as the team aims to put their best foot forward in the opening session. The foursomes, or alternate shot, session is scheduled to commence at 1:35 a.m. ET on Friday.
The first match will feature Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns representing the United States, facing off against Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton from Europe. Max Homa and Brian Harman will go up against Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg in the second match, while Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa will take on Sepp Straka and Shane Lowry in the third match. The final pairing will see Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele challenging the formidable duo of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood.
According to U.S. captain Zach Johnson, the decision to sit Spieth and Thomas was influenced by the physical demands of the golf course and the team’s overall strategy for the week. The Americans have their sights set on winning not just the session, but the entire week, and have designed their pairings accordingly.
Golf enthusiasts can catch all the action of the opening session, as it will be broadcasted live on the USA Network from 1:30 a.m. to noon. In addition, fans can stream the session online through fubo and RyderCup.com, ensuring that no one misses a moment of the nail-biting competition.
The 2023 Ryder Cup schedule includes two sessions on Day 1, with the foursomes session followed by the fourball session at 6:25 a.m. Fans eager to follow the event throughout the week can refer to the full TV schedule and viewer’s guide for a comprehensive viewing experience.
As the clock ticks closer to the opening session, anticipation and excitement continue to build. The stage is set for an unforgettable Ryder Cup, where rivalries will reignite and nations will unite in a celebration of the sport we love. Stay tuned for the latest updates and thrilling moments from the 2023 Ryder Cup on The Bib Theorists.