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Ryder Cup pairs to come out swinging

There are some fascinating matchups among the Ryder Cup pairings. Find out how they are likely to fare.

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I would absolutely watch a new version of The Odd Couple starring the pairing of Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar.

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Opening match partners Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed and Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose were a combined 5-0-1 in the last Ryder Cup together.

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Sitting out Friday foursomes @rydercup for Team Europe: Cabrera-Bello, Fitzpatrick, Willett and Wood. All four are Ryder Cup rookies.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Finally! The opening foursomes (alternate shot) session for the Ryder Cup has been announced. Here are the first four matches for Friday morning: Match 1: Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed vs. Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson Match 2: Phil Mickelson/Rickie Fowler vs. Rory McIlroy/Andy Sullivan Match 3: Zach Johnson/Jimmy Walker vs. Sergio Garcia/Martin Kaymer Match 4: Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar vs. Lee Westwood/Thomas Pieters