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Ryder Cup: Potential day one pairings revealed?

Has Paul McGinley settled on a number of pairings for the opening day of the Ryder Cup this Friday at Gleneagles?

Speculation as to who will be paired with who may have been answered already as for the third day in succession, world No.1 Rory McIlroy was sent onto the greens for practice in the same group as Martin Kaymer, while Graeme McDowell went out alongside Victor Dubuisson and Ian Poulter was paired off once again with Justin Rose.

Spaniard Sergio Garcia was also in McIlroy’s group for the second time and looks a very likely fourball partner for the Northern Irishman, with Thomas Bjorn making up the quartet.

Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher were once again paired together for the second consecutive day alongside Dubuisson and McDowell, leaving the final group of Henrik Stenson, Jamie Donaldson, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter.

And Tom Watson also offered more of the same as he sent his side out for practice with no surprises. He kept the same three groups from Wednesday, while Phil Mickelson confirmed what many already assumed in that he would once again be working alongside Keegan Bradley.

Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson is another strong pairing which was forged in the defeat in Chicago two years ago, so they will be ones to watch on Friday.

Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk and Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker look set to be the other combinations right now, but nothing is 100% until the event officially begins.

Get your hands on the Galvin Green Atwood Cap now and be ready for the 40th edition of the Ryder Cup this weekend!