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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

I'd like to nominate Thursday at the Ryder Cup among the worst golf days of the year. Let's get this thing going already.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

Matt Kuchar, along with caddie John Wood, getting in a little practice this morning at a chilly Hazeltine National Golf Club prior to Friday's start of the 41st Ryder Cup.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Patrick Reed on U.S. vice captain Tiger Woods: "If you need anything, he's there. He's all-in. It speaks volumes about what kind of person he really is."

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Patrick Reed on Tiger Woods: "If you need anything, he's there. He's all-in. It speaks volumes about what kind of person he really is."

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

U.S. practice round groups today: -Mickelson, Fowler, Holmes, Moore -Spieth, Reed, D.Johnson, Kuchar -Koepka, Walker, Z.Johnson, Snedeker

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

A few minor changes to the U.S. practice round groupings one day before the opening two sessions of the Ryder Cup. The three groups: Group 1: Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes, Ryan Moore Group 2: Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar Group 3: Brooks Koepka, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Jason Day will use TaylorMade clubs & wear Nike shoes & apparel. Dustin Johnson will use TaylorMade & wear adidas (as he has been)

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

BREAKING: adidas has confirmed that it has inked a long-term deal with Dustin Johnson. Like Nike, exiting golf equipment biz.

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Phil Mickelson spoke about that ill-fated pairing with Tiger Woods at the 2004 Ryder Cup. He didn't hold back: es.pn/2cX3K0G