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Ryder Cup 2012 Day 1: TV coverage, tee times, matches and more

Rory McIlroy and Team Europe look to continue their winning ways. Here are your tee times, and pairings for Friday.

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Friday marks the start of the 2012 Ryder Cup, as it begins live from Medinah Country Club in Medinah, IL with the Friday Foursomes. Here are the pairings both Team USA, and Team Europe will field:

Time Team USA Team Europe
8:20 AM Jim Fuyrk/Brandt Snedeker Rory McIlroy/Graeme McDowell
8:35 AM Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley Sergio Garcia/Luke Donald
8:50 AM Jason Dufner/Zack Johnson Lee Westwood/Francesco Molinari
9:05 AM Steve Stricker/Tiger Woods Ian Pouler/Justin Rose

All times listed are EDT

In recent years Team Europe has dominated the Americans. The last time the two sides faced off was 2010 in Ireland where Team USA came shockingly close, but came up just short as they lost by a single point. Now led by Davis Love III, USA are looking to take back the cup with a youth movement, while the Europeans field a balanced squad with plenty of Ryder Cup experience throughout their pairs.

Coverage for Friday will begin at 8AM on ESPN, who will handle the day's coverage.

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