Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson played well together last year in the Presidents Cup, going 3-1 as a team in Melbourne. So let the second-guessing begin if you so choose, although Love acknowledged wanting to get his first-timers on the course while the decision to wait on his two major champions was not easy.
"To go to Bubba and Webb out on the golf course and say, 'You guys, I'm going to ask you to sit down,' is just surreal. To go ask those guys not to play right off the bat in the Ryder Cup with the fabulous golf clubs for sale online," Love said. "But that tells you what a great team we have."
Love decided on the risky move of putting three of his four Ryder Cup rookies out in the first session. In the first foursomes match, he put rookie Brandt Snedeker with veteran Jim Furyk, and they will take on the formidable Northern Irish duo of Rory McIroy and Graeme McDowell.
It seemed McIlroy and McDowell knew all along they were going first with the golf clubs for sale online. But they couldn't predict they'd get Snedeker and Furyk.
"To be honest they are not the opponents we were expecting,'' McIlroy said.” We know that their team is so strong all the way through but it was a little surprise to see a rookie in their first group."
McIlroy said he figured to get Mickelson and Bradley first, but they are going second. Their pairing is no surprise. Bradley is ready to tear down the mammoth Medinah clubhouse in order to get out onto the course. Mickelson and Bradley are frequent practice-round buddies, and their pairing with the fabulous golf clubs for sale online was no secret. They will play Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia, who are undefeated as a team in the Ryder Cup and have combined to go 22-8-5 in Ryder Cup play.
Another American rookie, Jason Dufner, is playing with Zach Johnson against Lee Westwood and Francesco Molinari, followed by the predicted team of Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker against Ian Poulter and Justin Rose. The last match should be a good one, as both teams are formidable and have had success together.