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Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson, the heart of the American team so far at the Ryder Cup, will sit out for the first time on Saturday during Fourball.
The Saturday afternoon pairings are out for Saturday Fourball at the Ryder Cup, and the biggest surprise is Davis Love III's decision to sit down the dynamic duo of Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson. They have been the superstars of the American side through the first three sessions, steamrolling some of the most successful European players in Ryder Cup history. Bradley has reiterated that he'd play 54 holes a day if asked, but it's likely that Love wants to give the veteran Mickelson some rest before Sunday singles.
Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker will be back out on the course, facing Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald. Woods and Stricker are much more comfortable playing Fourball as opposed to the alternate-shot format. They would have beaten anyone out on the course yesterday except for the buzzsaw that they ran into in Nicolas Colsaerts. Garcia and Donald were nearly unbeatable as a pairing over the past decade, but they were routed on Friday morning in Foursomes. Anchoring the afternoon session will be the steady duo of Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. They'll face Josa Maria Olazbal's power pairing of Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter, who have been two of his strongest players this week.
Here's the complete schedule for Saturday Fourball:
1:05 p.m. -- Paul Lawrie/Nicolas Colsaerts (Europe) vs. Dustin Johnson/ Matt Kuchar (USA)
1:20 p.m. -- Luke Donald/Lee Westwood (Europe) vs. Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson (USA)
1:35 p.m. -- Sergio Garcia/Luke Donald (Europe) vs. Tiger Woods/Steve Stricker (USA)
1:50 p.m. -- Rory McIlroy/Ian Poulter (Europe) vs. Jason Dufner/Zach Johnson (USA)