Walker Cup: Opening foursomes lineup includes an alternate on both sides

After a 12-hour delay, pairings are out for the first foursomes session at the Walker Cup. With a stomach bug sweeping both teams – (...)

Walker Cup: Opening foursomes lineup includes an alternate on both sides

After a 12-hour delay, pairings are out for the first foursomes session at the Walker Cup. With a stomach bug sweeping both teams – making some players’ status in the matches uncertain – officials bought themselves a little time by delaying the release of pairings to Saturday morning.

Both teams have dipped into their pool of two alternates, with the U.S. bringing in Mac Meissner to pair with Ricky Castillo in the second match out and Great Britain and Ireland using Jake Bolton in the final match.

It’s no surprise to see Alex Fitzpatrick, alongside Barclay Brown, in the GB&I lead-off spot. He was first out in every session two years ago when the matches were played at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England, and picked up two points for his team then.

Hammer said Friday afternoon that he didn’t make any requests about the order, but starting off the day suits him.

“I haven’t asked to do anything this go-around, but I do like going out early, kind of setting the tone,” he noted.

Hammer and Hagestad provide anchors on both ends of Saturday’s foursomes for the U.S.. They’d be a good match together, but should also make for a tough matches with their respective partners.

Davis Thompson, a former top-ranked amateur in the world, will play alongside Hammer. Hagestad noted in March that Thompson was probably high on the list of preferable partners for many members of the team.

“I think everyone on the team is going to say Davis,” Hagestad said, “because he’s just such a stud.”

John Pak, the only other U.S. returner from 2019, is not in the opening lineup, nor is reigning U.S. Amateur champion Tyler Strafaci or Pierceson Coody. The U.S. could also pull in its second alternate, Cooper Dossey, in future matches if needed.

As for GB&I, Benjamin Schmidt, Ben Jones and reigning British Amateur champion Joe Long are absent the foursomes lineup.

Eight singles matches will follow Saturday morning’s foursomes matches.

Morning Foursomes

8:20 a.m. – Alex Fitzpatrick and Barclay Brown, GB&I vs. Cole Hammer and Davis Thompson, USA

8:35 a.m. – Mark Power and John Murphy, GB&I vs. Quade Cummins and Austin Eckroat, USA

8:50 a.m. – Jack Dyer and Matty Lamb, GB&I vs. Mac Meissner and Ricky Castillo, USA

9:05 a.m. – Angus Flanagan and Jake Bolton, GB&I vs. Stewart Hagestad and William Mouw, USA

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Rory McIlroy will have a late tee time Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship after he fired a 5-under-par 66 to vault up the leaderboard at Quail Hollow Club.

He is two back of a trio players who share the lead at 6 under: Matt Wallace (67), Gary Woodland (69) and Patrick Rodgers (68). At 5 under was Kramer Hickok (69). Joining McIlroy at 4 under were Scott Piercy (68), Keith Mitchell (71), Carlos Ortiz (68) and Scott Stallings (69).

One day after shooting a tournament-best 7-under 64, Phil Mickelson complained that he went brain dead on the back nine at Quail Hollow Club, shooting 4-over 75 to fall to 3-under 139. He did survive the cut though.

Jon Rahm, meanwhile, did not, his PGA Tour-leading streak of 22 straight made cuts coming to an end. He and other notables went home on Friday night after missing the cut.

Tee times

1st tee

Tee Time Players
7:15 a.m. Michael Gligic
7:20 a.m. Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson
7:30 a.m. J.J. Spaun, Bo Van Pelt
7:40 a.m. D.J. Trahan, Russell Henley
7:50 a.m. K.J. Choi, Jonas Blixt
8 a.m. Kevin Tway, Brendan Steele
8:10 a.m. Bryson DeChambeau, Shane Lowry
8:20 a.m. Beau Hossler, Wyndham Clark
8:30 a.m. Sepp Straka, Matthew NeSmith
8:40 a.m. Aaron Wise, Richy Werenski
8:55 a.m. C.T. Pan, KH Lee
9:05 a.m. Seamus Power, Hank Lebioda
9:15 a.m. Lanto Griffin, Sean O’Hair
9:25 a.m. Hunter Mahan, Xander Schauffele
9:35 a.m. Justin Thomas, Ted Potter, Jr.
9:45 a.m. Tim Wilkinson, J.T. Poston
9:55 a.m. Andrew Putnam, Charl Schwartzel
10:05 a.m. Joaquin Niemann, Jason Dufner
10:15 a.m. Tommy Fleetwood, Brandon Hagy
10:25 a.m. Patton Kizzire, Harris English
10:40 a.m. Viktor Hovland, Pat Perez
10:50 a.m. Johnson Wagner, Peter Malnati
11 a.m. Jhonattan Vegas, Ryan Moore
11:10 a.m. Keegan Bradley, Kyle Stanley
11:20 a.m. Corey Conners, Russel Knox
11:30 a.m. Cameron Davis, Nick Taylor
11:40 a.m. Brian Stuard, Kevin Streelman
11:50 a.m. Vincent Whaley, Talor Gooch
12 p.m. Brian Harman, Satoshi Kodaira
12:10 p.m. Emiliano Grillo, Roger Sloan
12:25 p.m. Matt Jones, Ben Martin
12:35 p.m. Patrick Reed, Stewart Cink
12:45 p.m. Abraham Ancer, Joel Dahmen
12:55 p.m. Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson
1:05 p.m. Scott Stallings, Luke List
1:15 p.m. Keith Mitchell, Carlos Ortiz
1:25 p.m. Rory McIlroy, Scott Piercy
1:35 p.m. Patrick Rodgers, Kramer Hickok
1:45 p.m. Matt Wallace, Gary Woodland

TV, streaming, radio information

Saturday, May 8

TV

Golf Channel (Watch for free on fuboTV): 1-3 p.m.
CBS: 
3-6 p.m.

STREAMING

PGA Tour Live on Paramount+: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

RADIO

PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM: 1-6 p.m.

Sunday, May 9

TV

Golf Channel (Watch for free on fuboTV): 1-3 p.m.
CBS: 
3-6 p.m.

STREAMING

PGA Tour Live on Paramount+: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

RADIO

PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM: 1-6 p.m.

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