The 43rd Ryder Cup begins Friday morning at 8 a.m. ET where Team USA will be looking to earn only their third title in the last 20 years. The tournament was supposed to be held last year, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Team USA and Team Europe consist of 12 of the top golfers from the last few years. Six members of Team USA are rookies this year, while Team Europe has two of the most tenured Ryder Cup players in history (Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia).
This morning’s round consists of four foursome matches where teams of two go head-to-head against another pair. This afternoon showcases four-ball matches with new pairs. Whichever pair earns the lowest score on each hole receives the points from that hole.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights of the 2021 Ryder Cup featured groups. Follow along belowfor results and highlights from Friday’s foursome and four-ball matches at Whistling Straits.
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Ryder Cup scores
|Jordan Spieth / Justin Thomas||Sergio Garcia / Jon Rahm||—|
|Dustin Johnson / Collin Morikawa||Paul Casey / Viktor Hovland||—|
|Daniel Berger / Brooks Koepka||Lee Westwood / Matt Fitzpatrick||—|
|Patrick Cantlay / Xander Schauffele||Rory McIlroy / Ian Pouler||—|
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Ryder Cup live updates, highlights from Day 1
Live updates will begin around 10 a.m. ET.
11:01 a.m. — More “U.S.A!” chants fill Whistling Straits as Berger wins hole 111 for his pair. They are up two now.
11:00 a.m. — Morikawa makes his team’s third consecutive birdie shot putting him and Koepka up three through 12.
10:53 a.m. — Thomas makes a crucial putt on hole 13 to decrease Team Europe’s lead to only two. They have five holes left to play.
10:51 a.m. — Johnson and Morikawa expand their lead at two up through 11.
10:47 a.m. — Koepka and Berger gain back their lead on hole 10 to be one up.
10:41 a.m. — Thomas misses another important putt on hole 12 as captain Steve Stricker watches his first team. Thomas/Spieth remain the only United States to be down.
10:34 a.m. — Koepka’s putt lips the cup, causing Team USA to lose the hole. Koepka/Berger are now tied with Westwood/Fitzpatrick.
Not a good putt by Berger. Leaves 5’ for Koepka who MISSES.
Europe wins the hole.
We are all squared thru 9. #GoEurope
— Matt FitzpaTRACK (and Westwood) (@TrackingFitz) September 24, 2021
10:32 a.m. — Spieth finishes hole 11 with a tie after a few tricky shots almost had the pair back three.
10:24 a.m. — Lots of close putts this morning as Casey adds to the list on hole nine as Team Europe ties another hole. McIlroy follows with a close putt on hole seven, as his team is still unable to win their first hole of the day.
10:18 a.m. — Rahm makes the putt on hole 10 to take a comanding three hole lead over Team USA.
10:15 a.m. — Schauffele misses the winning putt on hole six, and Poulter makes his team’s putt for the first tie of this foursome matchup.
10:04 a.m. — McIlroy’s missed putt puts Cantlay/Schauffele at five up through five. A dominant performance by the two Team USA rookies.
10:03 a.m. — Two close putts from both teams on hole 7. Koepka and Garcia both barely miss the hole to result in a tie for the hole.
10:00 a.m. — Through eight holes, Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia are up two over Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. Through seven holes, Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa are one up over Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland. Through six holes, Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger are one up over Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick. And, thorugh four, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele are four up over Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.
How to watch the 2021 Ryder Cup
- Dates : Sept. 24-26
- TV channels : NBC, Golf Channel
- Live stream : Peacock, fuboTV
Golf Channel and NBC will split live coverage of the 2021 Ryder Cup. Golf Channel will exclusively air the first rounds of the tournament on Friday with NBC taking over for most of the weekend coverage on Saturday and Sunday.
|Date||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|Friday, Sept. 24||8 a.m.-7 p.m.||Golf Channel, Peacock, fuboTV|
|Saturday, Sept. 25||8 a.m.-9 a.m.||Golf Channel, Peacock, fuboTV|
|9 a.m.-7 p.m.||NBC, Peacock, fuboTV|
|Sunday, Sept. 26||12 p.m.-6 p.m.||NBC, Peacock, fuboTV|
MORE: Updated standings for the 2021 Ryder cup
Ryder Cup tee times for Friday
Here are the complete Ryder Cup tee times and pairings for Friday:
Note: Pairings will be announced after each round.
|Tee Time (ET)||Group|
|8:05 a.m.||Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm (EU) vs. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas (US)|
|8:21 a.m.||Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland (EU) vs. Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa (US)|
|8:37 a.m.||Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick (EU) vs. Daniel Berger and Brooks Koepka (US)|
|8:53 a.m.||Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter (EU) vs. Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele (US)|
|Tee Time (ET)||Group|