Ryder Cup 2012 TV Schedule: Where and When to Catch Saturday Afternoon's Action

Ethan Grant@DowntownEGAnalyst ISeptember 29, 2012

Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar
Dustin Johnson and Matt KucharAndy Lyons/Getty Images

The United States currently holds a 5-3 lead at the 2012 Ryder Cup, but that will be sure to change after the end of Saturday morning's foursomes matchups.

America has three flags on the board right now, but Ian Poulter/Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia/Nicolas Colsaerts are making it difficult to go for the sweep of the third session.

Ryder Cup captains Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal haven't determined who will be in the field for the afternoon four ball matches, but you can bet Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker will be paired up once again and that Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson will see the course for the U.S.

Whoever takes the course for both the United States and Europe, you can catch all of the action on the NBC network on your local television provider's plan.


Four Ball Schedule

USA 1 vs. EUR 1 - 12:05 p.m. ET

USA 2 vs. EUR 2 - 12:20 p.m. ET

USA 3 vs. EUR 3 - 12:35 p.m. ET

USA 4 vs. EUR 4 - 12:50 p.m. ET


Again, you can catch all the action live on NBC, where the four ball matches will be announced towards the end of the current foursomes matches.

If you aren't able to access a TV or are away from that kind of technology entirely, here's some helpful links that will all allow you to view the Ryder Cup in all its glory, starting with the final team push as we march towards Sunday and the 12 singles matches that are sure to decide the tournament.

Ryder Cup Live Stream

Ryder Cup Live Scoreboard. Results and Analysis

Ryder Cup Twitter Feed: @RyderCup


What to Watch For

The Americans seemingly have all the momentum going into the last team portion that is session four. Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley simply are running away with every hole making difficult shots look like cake and getting the crowd pumped in the process.

Although the U.S. has a firm grip on what they want to accomplish and have the tools to get there on Sunday, how will Woods respond Saturday afternoon? It's the first time he's been benched in his Ryder Cup career, although it was the right move by Love III.

If Tiger doesn't start hitting some fairways and making the correct reads on the green, it's going to be a long Sunday for him, even if we don't get to see him face off against Rory McIlroy in the Sunday matinee.

Nicolas Colsaerts, the Friday hero in four ball for the Europeans, will likely be back out there again. What does Olazabal do with Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia, and to a lesser extent, Luke Donald, who have all struggled so far?

The pivotal four ball matches will start at 12:05 p.m. ET and likely will conclude around the same time they did yesterday at Medinah Country Club. Tune in to NBC, and keep checking back with Bleacher Report for all the breaking news on this 2012 Ryder Cup.