Tom Watson

Ryder Cup teams announce pairings for Friday morning matches

The captains of the U.S. and European teams announced Thursday their initial pairings for the 2014 Ryder Cup.

The fourball sessions Friday morning will begin with Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson facing Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson.

The second match will pit Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker against Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer. The third match will feature Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed against Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter.

The final match could be the highlight of the morning, with Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson versus Sergio Garcia and the world's No. 1-ranked player, Rory McIlroy.

"You look at some scenarios that could be special for the opening...