The pairings for the Saturday afternoon four-ball round of the 2012 Ryder Cup have been released and the players now know their teammates and opponents.
The Americans fared far better during four-ball play in yesterday’s action, and the Europeans must keep pace today.
Here are the matchups set for this afternoon, via RyderCup.com.
Nicolas Colsaerts and Paul Lawrie vs. Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar
Jonhson and Kuchar defeated Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer yesterday, and Jose Maria Olazabal has decided to make changes to his lineup.
Colsaerts was paired with Lee Westwood on Friday, but the Englishman will sit this round out.
Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari vs. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson
Watson and Simpson took care of Lawrie and Peter Hanson during the first four-ball round, and Davis Love III saw no reason to break these two up.
For the Europeans, Molinari will step in for Kaymer as Rose’s partner.
Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald vs. Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker
Once again, Love decided that tampering with success is a bad idea, and kept Woods and Stricker together.
Garcia and Donald will remain paired together for the Europeans, making these two friends the only pair from yesterday’s four-ball play to remain together.
Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter vs. Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson
Dufner and Johnson will step in for Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickleson as the only new pair for the Americans.
They will take on McIlroy, who was previously paired with Graeme McDowell, and Poulter, who is playing his first four-ball of the tournament.