U.S. captain Tom Lehman says he has had pairings in mind for a few weeks, and it was no surprise that Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk were in the same group with Phil Mickelson and
Chris DiMarco, two successful teams from the Presidents Cup.
In other U.S. pairings during the practice round, David Toms
played with Chad Campbell, and Scott Verplank was with
Brett Wetterich; Zach Johnson and Stewart Cink played with
and J.J. Henry.
Asked if the public could read anything into the Woods-Furyk and
Mickelson-DiMarco pairings, Lehman said, "I think we all know that
there's a good chance those guys will play together."
As for Europe, captain Ian Woosnam put together his two Swedes
(Henrik Stenson and Robert Karlsson) and two Spaniards (Jose Maria
Olazabal and Sergio Garcia) in one group; Colin Montgomerie and
three Englishman (David Howell, Paul Casey and Luke Donald); and
three Irishmen (Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinley and
Darren Clarke) with Lee Westwood.
"I think you can read a little bit into that," Woosnam said.