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HAVEN, Wisc. -- It took a while for us to get here, but the pairings are finally set for the first day of the 43rd Ryder Cup on Friday. The most anticipated golf event every other year is particularly so this time around after golfers and fans had to wait an extra year to participate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

With foursomes and four-ball on Friday and Saturday followed by singles on Sunday, there's going to be incredible action across all three days at Whistling Straits as golf's best perform on an international stage. Check out the complete Ryder Cup TV schedule through the weekend.

The format for Friday morning is alternate-shot foursomes, and there were a few surprises in who's playing together. Despite that, the Americans triumphed 3-1 over the Europeans to take a significant lead heading into afternoon four-ball. In four-ball matches, golfers play their own ball and the best score on a hole from either player on a given team is used.

Here's a look at the scores for the early foursomes as well as the pairings for afternoon four-ball. Tune into our live Ryder Cup results and scores throughout the day Friday. All times Eastern

2021 Ryder Cup pairings: Four-ball

MatchUnited StatesTime/ScoreEurope

1

Johnson & Schauffele

1:10 p.m.

Casey & Wiesberger

2

DeChambeau & Scheffler

1:26 p.m.

Rahm & Hatton

3

Finau & English

1:42 p.m.

McIlroy & Lowry

4

Thomas & Cantlay 

1:58 p.m.

Fleetwood & Hovland

2021 Ryder Cup results, scores

Foursomes -- Friday

MatchUnited StatesScoreEurope

1

Jordan Spieth & Justin Thomas

3&1 >

Jon Rahm & Sergio Garcia

2

Dustin Johnson & Collin Morikawa

< 3&2

Viktor Hovland & Paul Casey

3

Daniel Berger & Brooks Koepka

< 2&1

Matt Fitzpatrick & Lee Westwood

4

Xander Schauffele & Patrick Cantlay

< 5&3

Rory McIlroy & Ian Poulter

2021 Ryder Cup TV schedule of events

Day 1 -- Friday, Sept. 24

Session 1 (foursomes): 8 a.m.
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

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