The same cannot be said for U.S. captain Davis Love III, who will send out three Ryder Cup rookies in the difficult foursomes format.
Olazabal went with his top pairing first, sending out Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell in the opening match at 8:20 a.m. ET. Love opted to send out two captain’s picks – Jim Furyk and Ryder Cup rookie Brandt Snedeker.
Friday morning foursomes
8:20AM ET: Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell (Europe) vs. Jim Furyk-Brandt Snedeker (U.S.)
8:35AM ET: Luke Donald-Sergio Garcia (Europe) vs. Phil Mickelson-Keegan Bradley (U.S.)
8:50AM ET: Lee Westwood-Francesco Molinari (Europe) vs. Jason Dufner-Zach Johnson (U.S.)
9:05AM ET: Ian Poulter- Justin Rose (Europe) vs. Tiger Woods-Steve Stricker (U.S.)