So, the pairings Faldo's looking at are
- Sergio Garcia & Lee Westwood
- Padraig Harrington & Robert Karlsson
- Henrik Stenson & Paul Casey
- Miguel Angel Jimenez & Graeme McDowell
- Ian Poulter & Justin Rose
- Oliver Wilson & Soren Hansen
On the yankee side, Azinger has done nothing to acknowldege that Faldo's note made a blind bit of difference. The pairings have been the same for the last few days, Azinger not mixing anything up, probably looking to build up some chemistry in the pairings he's decided on. Kentucky pair Kenny Perry and JB Holmes have been rumoured for a long time to be the opening pairing to get the crowd pumped. They played with Jim Furyk and Boo Weekley a pair of baldies united. In what looks a very solid pairing Stewart Cink and Steve Stricker played alongside Ben Curtis and Chad Campbell.
The big man in the team, Phil Mickelson was placed along with newbie Anthony Kim which could be a very formidable pair for anyone to face, expect birdies galore there and they have been getting along very well on all accounts. Then it's rounded out with Hunter Mahan and Justin Leonard. Somewhat surprising that the Mahan Stricker combo which had President's cup success was split up, if these are indeed the pairings Azinger goes with, but perhaps it is a good ploy of his to team each of his six rookies with a man who's been here before. Those who have been here before, haven't had great success, but at least they've tasted the atmosphere and know what to expect. It's hard to pick the groups that Azinger will select for sure, but the best bet is that, Curtis and Campbell, Mahan and Leonard will sit out the morning session. That'll give Mahan some time to recover from those big dinners he was so worried about.