Ryder Cup 1st Round Matchups Released

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday Sept 18, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson and rising star Anthony
Kim will lead off for the Americans at the Ryder Cup on Friday,
while defending champion Europe countered with Padraig Harrington,
winner of the last two majors, and Robert Karlsson.

After floating the idea of pairing the team's two Kentucky
natives, U.S. captain Paul Azinger decided not to use J.B. Holmes
in the morning alternate-shot matches. Kenny Perry will be on the
course, going out in the final match with Jim Furyk to face what
could be Europe's best team, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia.

The other matches: Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan of the U.S.
vs. Henrik Stenson and Paul Casey; and Stewart Cink and Chad
Campbell vs. Europe's Justin Rose and Ian Poulter.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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