When are Ryder Cup pairings announced? Teams and tee times for 2018 tournament

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The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National gets underway on Friday morning (Picture: Getty Images)

The Ryder Cup is now less than three days away from teeing off at Le Golf National in France, and excitement is really building fast.

The teams have been out on the course practising as they try to get to grips with the venue that is hosting the tournament for the first time.

As ever, we will not know the pairings for the opening day at the Ryder Cup until the eve of battle, and there will be plenty of debate over them until they are announced.

Here is everything you need to know…

Tommy Fleetwood of Europe plays a shot during practice at Le Golf National (Picture: Getty Images)

When is the 2018 Ryder Cup?

The tournament runs from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 September 2018.

When are the pairings announced for the various rounds?

Friday morning session: Announced during the opening ceremony which is at 4pm BST on Thursday, 27 September.

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Friday afternoon session: Announced at the end of the morning session (around 11.35am).

Saturday morning session: Announced one hour after play finishes on Friday

Saturday afternoon session: Announced at the end of the morning session (around 11.35am).

Sunday: The order in which the singles games will take place is revealed one hour after play on Saturday.

The Ryder Cup trophy (Picture: Getty Images)

What are the tee times?

The American team will tee off first on the first day at 7.10am BST (8.10am local time in France).

The following matches will begin at 15 minute intervals: 7.25am, 7.40am and 7.55am.

In the afternoon on the Friday, players will tee off at 12.50pm BST, 1.05pm, 1.20pm and 1.35pm.

Saturday, 29 September

Morning session: 7.10am, 7.25am, 7.40am, 7.55am.

Afternoon session: 12.50pm, 1.05pm, 1.20pm, 1.35pm.

Sunday, 30 September 30

Sunday singles: 11.05am, 11.17am, 11.29am, 11.41am, 11.53am, 12.05pm, 12.17pm, 12.29pm, 12.41pm, 12.53pm, 1.05pm and 1.07pm.

Who are the captains and who has made the teams?


Thomas Bjorn will captain the European side this year after playing in three Ryder Cups himself, and winning on each occasion (1997, 2002 and 2014).

Bjorn has picked Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington, Robert Karlsson, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood as his vice-captains.

Bjorn has selected an experienced Europe team (Picture: Getty)

Ryder Cup 2018 Team Europe

Captain: Thomas Bjorn

Vice-captain: Luke Donald

Vice-captain: Padraig Harrington

Vice-captain: Robert Karlsson

Vice-captain: Graeme McDowell

Vice-captain: Lee Westwood


Rory McIlroy

Tommy Fleetwood

Tyrrell Hatton

Alex Noren

Thorbjorn Olesen

Jon Rahm

Justin Rose

Francesco Molinari

Paul Casey (Captains Pick)

Sergio Garcia (Captains Pick)

Ian Poulter (Captains Pick)

Henrik Stenson (Captains Pick)


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Jim Furyk captains Team USA in 2018 after an epic playing career in the tournament.

The 48-year-old played in nine Ryder Cups from 1997 to 2014, winning twice (99 and 08).

Furyk leads his US team into the tournament as favourites (Picture: Getty)

David Duval, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III and Steve Stricker are his vice-captains.

Ryder Cup 2018 Team USA

Captain: Jim Furyk

Vice-captain: David Duval

Vice-captain: Zach Johnson

Vice-captain: Matt Kuchar

Vice-captain: Davis Love III

Vice-captain: Steve Stricker


Rickie Fowler

Dustin Johnson

Brooks Koepka

Patrick Reed

Webb Simpson

Jordan Spieth

Justin Thomas

Bubba Watson

Tiger Woods (Captains Pick)

Phil Michelson (Captains Pick)

Bryson Dechambeau (Captains Pick)

Tony Finau (Captains Pick)

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