Tiger Woods will partner with Patrick Reed against Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood in the fourth and final fourballs match when the Ryder Cup gets underway on Friday. The pairings were announced at Thursday’s opening ceremony at the course just outside Paris as France will host the event for the first time. United States captain Jim Furyk surprised many by breaking up the Reed/Spieth partnership from the last two Ryder Cups, but said he liked the chemistry between Reed and Woods. “Tiger has spent so much time with Patrick and Jordan. We looked at our options – we had one very good pairing and I think we came out of it with two very good pairings,” he said. Over 7,000 fans will be present when play gets underway, unlike anything seen in any other golf event. The United States have not won on European soil since 1993 – the year three of their current team were born.
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