The 43rd Ryder Cup begins Friday morning at 8 a.m. ET where Team USA will be looking to earn only their third title in the last 20 years. The tournament was supposed to be held last year, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Team USA and Team Europe consist of 12 of the top golfers from the last few years. Six members of Team USA are rookies this year, while Team Europe has two of the most tenured Ryder Cup players in history (Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia).
This morning’s round consists of four foursome matches where teams of two go head-to-head against another pair. This afternoon showcases four-ball matches with new pairs. Whichever pair earns the lowest score on each hole receives the points from that hole.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights of the 2021 Ryder Cup featured groups. Follow along belowfor results and highlights from Friday’s foursome and four-ball matches at Whistling Straits.
Ryder Cup scores
|Jordan Spieth / Justin Thomas||Sergio Garcia / Jon Rahm||Europe wins 3&1|
|Dustin Johnson / Collin Morikawa||Paul Casey / Viktor Hovland||USA wins 3&2|
|Daniel Berger / Brooks Koepka||Lee Westwood / Matt Fitzpatrick||USA wins 2&1|
|Patrick Cantlay / Xander Schauffele||Rory McIlroy / Ian Pouler||USA wins 5&3|
|Dustin Johnson / Xander Schauffele||Paul Casey / Bernd Wiesberger||—|
|Bryson DeChambeau / Scottie Scheffler||Jon Rahm / Tyrell Hatton||—|
|Tony Finau / Harris English||Rory McIlroy / Shane Lowry||—|
|Justin Thomas / Patrick Cantlay||Tommy Fleetwood / Viktor Hovland||—|
Ryder Cup live updates, highlights from Day 1
Four-ball coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET
12:23 p.m. — Westwood misses his par putt that was essential to win the hole and continue on. Koepka follows it with a made putt, winning the match for Team USA. They finish the morning up 3-1.
12:18 p.m. — Schauffele and Cantlay close out Team USA’s second victory of the day. Team USA is up 2-1.
12:14 p.m. — Another tee shot on hole 17 landing in the rough, this time by Berger. Westwood follows it up with a tee shot landing right next to Berger’s.
12:11 p.m. — Berger misses a putt by inches to win the match. They’re headed to the hole 17.
12:02 p.m. — With three holes left to play, Koepka/Berger lead by two over Westwood/Fitzpatrick. With four holes left to play, Cantlay/Schauffele hold their four-point lead over McIlroy/Poulter.
12:00 p.m. — Morikawa sinks a birdie putt to capture Team USA’s first point of the Ryder Cup. The score is tied at 1-1.
11:57 a.m. — Johnson barely misses an eagle putt to win the match for him and Morikawa on hole 16. Casey follows up and misses his putt, giving the Americans another chance to win the match.
11:52 a.m. — Following up one of the best shots of the Ryder Cup so far, Thomas misses the putt for Team Europe to capture the first match of the day. Europe goes up 1-0.
11:50 a.m. — Spieth somehow gets the ball out of the brush onto the green and nearly falls back into Lake Michigan in the process. The crowd goes wild.
11:44 a.m. — Johnson and Morikawa remain two up with three holes left to play.
11:42 a.m. — Thomas may have just butchered his team’s chances of winning this match as his tee shot lands in the side brush. Garcia follows it up with a tee shot on the green.
11:39 a.m. — Spieth/Thomas hold on for another hole, as they win hole 16 and are two down with two to play.
11:37 a.m. — Spieth misses an eagle, which gives Garcia a chance to win the match with a birdie. The 20-foot putt nearly passes by the hole. This gives Team USA another chance to win the hole.
11:30 a.m. — Schauffele’s tee shot nearly makes it in the hole on number 11. The crowd goes wild for this pairing again.
11:26 a.m. — Schauffele and Cantlay shorten their lead to only three up through 10 holes. After a dominant first five holes, the American pairing has yet to win a hole since.
11:23 a.m. — Spieth misses the birdie putt to put Team Europe up three with three holes to play.
11:22 a.m. — Garcia makes a long putt on hole 15 for birdie, then blows a kiss to the crowd as they boo him.
11:15 a.m. — Johnson misses his putt to put his team’s lead to only two up with five holes to play.
11:15 a.m. — McIlroy putts in his pair’s first win of the day, decreasing Team USA’s lead to only four up through 10 holes..
11:09 a.m. — The Ryder Cup veteran Westwood misses the putt by inches to capture a win for the hole. Team Europe remains two back in this matchup.
11:06 a.m. — Casey’s tee shot off hole 13 goes into the brush as officials are unable to find his ball right away.
11:01 a.m. — More “U.S.A!” chants fill Whistling Straits as Berger wins hole 111 for his pair. They are up two now.
11:00 a.m. — Morikawa makes his team’s third consecutive birdie shot putting him and Koepka up three through 12.
10:53 a.m. — Thomas makes a crucial putt on hole 13 to decrease Team Europe’s lead to only two. They have five holes left to play.
10:51 a.m. — Johnson and Morikawa expand their lead at two up through 11.
10:47 a.m. — Koepka and Berger gain back their lead on hole 10 to be one up.
10:41 a.m. — Thomas misses another important putt on hole 12 as captain Steve Stricker watches his first team. Thomas/Spieth remain the only United States to be down.
10:34 a.m. — Koepka’s putt lips the cup, causing Team USA to lose the hole. Koepka/Berger are now tied with Westwood/Fitzpatrick.
Not a good putt by Berger. Leaves 5’ for Koepka who MISSES.
Europe wins the hole.
We are all squared thru 9. #GoEurope
— Matt FitzpaTRACK (and Westwood) (@TrackingFitz) September 24, 2021
10:32 a.m. — Spieth finishes hole 11 with a tie after a few tricky shots almost had the pair back three.
10:24 a.m. — Lots of close putts this morning as Casey adds to the list on hole nine as Team Europe ties another hole. McIlroy follows with a close putt on hole seven, as his team is still unable to win their first hole of the day.
10:18 a.m. — Rahm makes the putt on hole 10 to take a comanding three hole lead over Team USA.
10:15 a.m. — Schauffele misses the winning putt on hole six, and Poulter makes his team’s putt for the first tie of this foursome matchup.
10:04 a.m. — McIlroy’s missed putt puts Cantlay/Schauffele at five up through five. A dominant performance by the two Team USA rookies.
10:03 a.m. — Two close putts from both teams on hole 7. Koepka and Garcia both barely miss the hole to result in a tie for the hole.
10:00 a.m. — Through eight holes, Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia are up two over Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. Through seven holes, Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa are one up over Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland. Through six holes, Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger are one up over Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick. And, thorugh four, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele are four up over Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.
How to watch the 2021 Ryder Cup
- Dates : Sept. 24-26
- TV channels : NBC, Golf Channel
- Live stream : Peacock, fuboTV
Golf Channel and NBC will split live coverage of the 2021 Ryder Cup. Golf Channel will exclusively air the first rounds of the tournament on Friday with NBC taking over for most of the weekend coverage on Saturday and Sunday.
|Date||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|Friday, Sept. 24||8 a.m.-7 p.m.||Golf Channel, Peacock, fuboTV|
|Saturday, Sept. 25||8 a.m.-9 a.m.||Golf Channel, Peacock, fuboTV|
|9 a.m.-7 p.m.||NBC, Peacock, fuboTV|
|Sunday, Sept. 26||12 p.m.-6 p.m.||NBC, Peacock, fuboTV|
Ryder Cup tee times for Friday
Here are the complete Ryder Cup tee times and pairings for Friday:
Note: Pairings will be announced after each round.
|Tee Time (ET)||Group|
|8:05 a.m.||Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm (EU) vs. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas (US)|
|8:21 a.m.||Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland (EU) vs. Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa (US)|
|8:37 a.m.||Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick (EU) vs. Daniel Berger and Brooks Koepka (US)|
|8:53 a.m.||Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter (EU) vs. Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele (US)|
|Tee Time (ET)||Group|