The ‘Rumours’ were accurate as Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy got formally paired-up at the Ryder Cup.
Captains Luke Donald and Zach Johnson declared their pairings for the initially session on Friday at the opening ceremony.
A huge roar went up from the 1000’s in attendance at Marco Simone in Rome as the ‘Fleetwood Mac’ pairing was introduced.
In what must be a thrilling closing foursome, Fleetwood and McIlroy will consider on the USA’s strongest pair: Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schaufele.
In other places, Europe’s Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton will consider on Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns in the opening match of the Ryder Cup.
European duo Viktor Hovland and superstar rookie Ludvig Aberg will experience Rickie Fowler and Brian Harman in the 2nd match, when Sepp Straka and Shane Lowry will go head-to-head with Collin Morikawa and Rickie Fowler.
Intriguingly, Usa captain Johnson determined to bench superstar pairing Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.
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