25 Sep '14, 8pm

Will Tom Watson's rookie strategy be brilliant or backfire? Thoughts: #RyderCup

Will Tom Watson's rookie strategy be brilliant or backfire? Thoughts: #RyderCup

It will finally happen Friday morning when the first match tees off at 2:35 a.m. ET (7:35 a.m. local) as all the talk about templates and targets finally gives way to action. The veteran American duo of Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson will face Europe's Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson in the first Four-ball. The three matches that follow are Rickie Fowler-Jimmy Walker vs. Thomas Bjorn-Martin Kaymer; Jordan Spieth-Patrick Reed vs. Stephen Gallacher-Ian Poulter; and Phil Mickelson-Keegan Bradley vs. Rory McIlroy-Sergio Garcia. As you might imagine, that final match will draw the majority of the attention. It includes the world's top-ranked player in McIlroy, and a World Golf Hall of Famer in Mickelson, with the subplot of Mickelson's comments regarding McIlroy's legal issues perhaps looming somewhere on the periphery. "That's the striking contest," Tom Watson said. "That's the ...

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