First day pairings

Thread starter #1
Sep 18, 2006
Here we go, the tension has definitely gone up a peg or two now the pairings have been announced!
Both have thrown up a couple of surprises as far as i see it - seems strange that Donald and Howell are not playing - I imagine both are being primed for the foursomes with their steady games coming to the fore - but still! As for no McGinley and Stenson, no big surprises there
US style - JJ Henry and Cink - Casey and Karlsson got to like that, bit surprised Verplank didn't get the nod
Looks like 2-2 to me, Europe taking the third match and halving the second and last but Woods firing USA to an early lead


Assistant Pro
Sep 19, 2006
Nonsense Trueblue! Tiger and Furyk will beat Monty and Harrington 2&1; Casey and Karlsson will get a half against Cink and Henry; Olazabal and Garcia will beat Toms and Wetterich 4&3; Mickelson and DiMarco will beat Clarke and Westwood 2&1. Close of morning play - 2.5-1.5 to USA, Tiger having gathered the first of his five points.