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Ryder Cup 2016: Schedule, pairings announced for Sunday singles matches

Rarely does the blind draw fall so well for Sunday singles at the Ryder Cup, but the final session in 2016 will begin with an incredible face-off between Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy.

The USA will take a three-point lead to the final day of the Ryder Cup, but as every American fan is well aware, that's not exactly a safe margin. It's a big lead for these matches, but the margin was four the last time this thing was on American soil, and we all know how that Medinah meltdown turned out in Chicago. Sunday is a monumental day, with 12 of the 28 available points coming in the singles session as each side goes one-on-one for the first time in the week. The two-man games are over and the USA needs five of the 12 points to take the cup from Europe.

Leading off the day's session will be one of the epic matchups in Sunday singles history. There is no doubt who the emotional leader has been for each team. Patrick Reed has delivered over and over for the U.S. side, culminating with his dominant Saturday night fourball carrying of Jordan Spieth to that duo's second win this week. On the other side will be Rory McIlroy, the alpha of this entire competition, who has been goading the crowd, embracing the heckles, and screaming at every grandstand he can as he pours in another putt and crushes American hopes and dreams.

It's not just that Reed and Rory have been so good at the actual golf shots, but also how they're doing it -- stirring up shit and firing up the crowd in one direction or another on every hole. Now they go head-to-head in the leadoff match and it is a dream come true for the crowds, TV, the competition, and everyone in golf.

Nothing should matter after that first titanic clash, but there are still points needed and a few tasty matchups came out of what is a blind draw. We'll get Phil Mickelson vs. Sergio Garcia in the fourth match of the session. Jordan Spieth will get Henrik Stenson in the second match, a contrast in styles but two incredible talents and major champions. And Rickie Fowler draws Justin Rose in the three-spot. Here' the full Sunday lineup at Hazeltine:

Patrick Reed
Career Singles: 1-0-0


Rory McIlroy
Career Singles: 2-0-1

Jordan Spieth
Career Singles: 0-1-0


Henrik Stenson
Career Singles: 1-2-0

J.B. Holmes
Career Singles: 1-0-0


Thomas Pieters
Career Singles: 0-0-0

Rickie Fowler
Career Singles: 0-1-1


Justin Rose
Career Singles: 2-0-1

Jimmy Walker
Career Singles: 1-0-0


Rafa Cabrera Bello
Career Singles: 0-0-0

Phil Mickelson
Career Singles: 5-5-0


Sergio Garcia
Career Singles: 3-4-0

Ryan Moore
Career Singles: 0-0-0


Lee Westwood
Career Singles: 3-6-0

Brandt Snedeker
Career Singles: 0-1-0


Andy Sullivan
Career Singles: 0-0-0

Dustin Johnson
Career Singles: 2-0-0


Chris Wood
Career Singles: 0-0-0

Brooks Koepka
Career Singles: 0-0-0


Danny Willett
Career Singles: 0-0-0

Matt Kuchar
Career Singles: 1-2-0


Martin Kaymer
Career Singles: 2-1-0

Zach Johnson
Career Singles: 2-1-1


Matthew Fitzpatrick
Career Singles: 0-0-0