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Europe sends out its heavy (Olympic) medal at Ryder Cup

  • Europe's Justin Rose and Europe's Henrik Stenson react after it was announced they were playing United States' Jordan Spieth and United States' Patrick Reed in Friday's first round during the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Europe's Justin Rose and Europe's Henrik Stenson react after it was announced they were playing United States' Jordan Spieth and United States' Patrick Reed in Friday's first round during the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Europe's Rory McIlroy reacts during the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Europe's Rory McIlroy reacts during the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • The USA team watches as Europe captain Darren Clarke introduces his team during the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    The USA team watches as Europe captain Darren Clarke introduces his team during the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

Europe is sending the Olympic gold and silver medalists out for the first match of the Ryder Cup.

Justin Rose (gold) and Henrik Stenson (silver) are in the opening foursomes match Friday against Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed. Stenson and Rose won all three of their matches in 2014 at Gleneagles, while Spieth and Reed went 2-0-1 as a team.

Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler will play together for the first time since 2010 at Wales. They will face Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan, one of six European rookies. The only other rookie in the opening session is Thomas Pieters, who will partner with Lee Westwood in the final match against Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar.

The third match is Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson against Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer.