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While the golf world has to wait another seven months for its next major championship to be contested, the excitement for most important international event in the sport has reached a fever pitch with the 43rd Ryder Cup underway Friday from Whistling Straits. Though this event -- still named the 2020 Ryder Cup -- was delayed a full year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no lacking anticipation as the United States and Europe begin their biennial battle.

Serving as the host is a beautiful course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, with some links characteristics that should excite the European team. They will need whatever help they can get entering the Ryder Cup as significant underdogs to an American team that boasts youth and talent up and down its roster. Though the U.S. is just 2-7 in Ryder Cups since the turn of the century, it is looking to win its second straight on home soil. 

This one is going to be a barn-burner from start to finish, and our CBS Sports experts have offered their picks and predictions for the Ryder Cup. So go ahead and brush up on the Ryder Cup format along with the scoring and rules procedures. If this event is anything like the last one held in the United States at Hazeltine in 2016, it's going to be a ton of fun with plenty of Cheeseheads having a blast in Wisconsin.

The Americans took a significant 3-1 lead in Friday morning foursomes with afternoon four-ball rounding out the day. If the United States can spot itself a four- or five-point lead entering Day 2, that will put them in great position to win the Ryder Cup. Check out our live Ryder Cup results and scores through the final horn to keep up on the event Friday. All times Eastern

2021 Ryder Cup live stream

TV schedule -- Day 1 -- Friday, Sept. 24

Session 1 (foursomes): 8 a.m. -- Ryder Cup pairings
Session 2 (four-ball): 1:10 p.m.

Live TV coverage: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Golf Channel
Live stream online: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on fuboTV (Try for free) and RyderCup.com

2021 Ryder Cup gear now available

The Ryder Cup starts Sept. 24, and team-issued gear is now available. Get jackets, polos, hats, hoodies, and much more to support your team. Shop here.

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