Ryder Cup live updates: Americans miss early shot Friday at Whistling Straits

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After three years of waiting and speculation, it’s time to put the tees in the ground and balls in the air. The 43rd Ryder Cup.

The biennial event between 12 of the best golfers from the United States and all of Europe begins on Friday morning at Whistling Straits’ Straits Course in Haven, Wisconsin, with four foursomes matches, followed by four four-ball matches in the afternoon. Europe has won seven of the last nine events, while the Americans last won in 2016 when they hosted on home soil.

From impressive shots to funny fans and everything in between, stay up to date with all the latest news and analysis of the 43rd Ryder Cup.

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Americans miss early

You hate to see this, especially on the first for Team USA. In front of a loud crowd in the first match of the event, Justin Thomas got the ball rolling down the fairway, setting up good friend and teammate Jordan Spieth to tuck in a close approach (which he did). Thomas had an eight-footer left for birdie and it wasn’t even close. The Americans lost a golden chance to take an early lead after Sergio Garcia’s opening drive found a bunker.