I've just returned from some of the early four-ball play between the great Tom Watson vision known as Reed-Spieth and they will be in an epic fight with Rose-Stenson. The weather is beautiful, the crowds huge (though shockingly tough on the Europeans) and the pairings decent enough. Only Europe's Matt Fitzpatrick and Chris Wood didn't get on the course today.
Here they are with a few comments, including a note about Westwood and Mickelson likely taking themselves out of afternoon play based on the morning (despite what the captains say). Mickelson told Golf Channel that it would have been a cop out had he not played Friday morning.
12:30 p.m.: Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed (USA) vs. Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson (Europe)
12:45 p.m.: J.B. Holmes/Ryan Moore (USA) vs. Sergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Europe)
1:00 p.m.: Brandt Snedeker/Brooks Koepka (USA) vs. Martin Kaymer/Danny Willett (Europe)
1:15 p.m.: Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar (USA) vs. Rory McIlroy/Thomas Pieters (Europe)
Myers with some of the best things said by fans at the first tee.
The Palmer bag from 1975 on the first tee. What a cool touch.
Sergio getting cocky after making a putt.
The Arnold Palmer tribute video from yesterday's opening ceremony.