Opening foursomes matches announced

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Ryder CupLOUISVILLE, Ky. ' Phil Mickelson and rising star Anthony Kim will lead off for the Americans at the Ryder Cup on Friday, while defending champion Europe countered with Padraig Harrington, winner of the last two majors, and Robert Karlsson.
 
After floating the idea of pairing the teams two Kentucky natives, U.S. captain Paul Azinger decided not to use J.B. Holmes in the morning alternate-shot matches. Kenny Perry will be on the course, going out in the final match with Jim Furyk to face what could be Europes best team, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia.
 
The other matches: Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan of the U.S. vs. Henrik Stenson and Paul Casey; and Stewart Cink and Chad Campbell vs. Europes Justin Rose and Ian Poulter.
 
Thursday Morning Foursomes Matches:
 
8:05 a.m. ET:
Phil Mickelson and Anthony Kim (USA) vs. Padraig Harrington and Robert Karlsson (European)
 

8:20 a.m. ET:
Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan (USA) vs. Henrik Stenson and Paul Casey (European)
 

8:35 a.m. ET:
Stewart Cink and Chad Campbell (USA) vs. Justin Rose and Ian Poulter (European)
 

8:50 a.m. ET:
Kenny Perry and Jim Furyk (USA) vs. Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia (European)
 

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    Information from Associated Press was used in this report.