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43. Ryder Cup: The Teams of the USA and Europe
Europe's best golfers want to defend the title against hosts at the Whistling Straits Golf Course on the Whistling Straits Golf Course on the shores of Michigansee. The teams at a glance: © Charlie Neibergall / AP / DPA The Team USA for the 43th Ryder Cup. © Charlie Neibergall / AP / DPA The Team Europe for the 43th Ryder Cup.
Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth will be looking to extend USA's Ryder Cup lead in the Saturday foursomes, with their match available to watch for free via Sky Sports' YouTube stream.
America's all-star pairing won three of their four matches together during the 2018 contest at Le Golf National but were beaten on the opening morning at Whistling Straits, with Spanish pair Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia seeing them off 3&1.
That defeat was the only full point lost by Steve Stricker's side on Friday, where the hosts moved into a 6-2 advantage, with the USA captain keeping faith in the duo by sending them out again in match three of the foursomes.
Rahm, Garcia to lead out Europe at Ryder Cup
World No 1 Jon Rahm and Europe’s record points scorer Sergio Garcia will lead out Padraig Harrington’s side in the opening match of the 43rd Ryder Cup.Rahm also played in the opening match of the 2018 contest, where Europe ran out 17.5-10.5 winners at Le Golf National to secure their fourth victory in the last five editions of the biennial contest.
The pair will take on rookies Bernd Wiesberger and Viktor Hovland, with the European team in need of a fast start if they're to keep their hopes of retaining the Ryder Cup alive.
Thomas' fixture alongside Spieth, the only American player to fail to register any point on the first day, will be the Featured Match on Saturday and available via the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel.
The match is one of four in the foursomes session, where Rory McIlroy is a notable absentee after being left out by Padraig Harrington, with full coverage available on Sky Sports Ryder Cup.
Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia lead out Team Europe for the second day running as they face Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger, while Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton play Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa.
Garcia 'honoured' to start Ryder Cup alongside Rahm
Sergio Garcia said it was an honour to play alongside fellow Spaniard Jon Rahm and hit the first tee shot in the opening match at the 43rd Ryder Cup. The 41-year-old is making his 10th Ryder Cup appearance for Europe but it was still an exciting occasion for him as the duo paired up to beat United States pair Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas 3&1 in the first foursomes at Whistling Straits.
English duo Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick take on unbeaten pair Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay in the final foursomes match.
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Spieth already has 2023 victory in his sights .
Jordan Spieth has warned Europe the USA still have some unfinished business in the Ryder Cup despite their 19-9 demolition job at Whistling Straits. Spieth was a member of the USA teams beaten in 2014 at Gleneagles and in 2018 at Le Golf National and he wants this new-look team to prove themselves further by inflicting another heavy defeat on Europe away from home in Rome in 2023. © Associated Press Jordan Spieth now has an away Ryder Cup victory in his sights He said: "I think that this is unfinished business.