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Ryder Cup 2016: Here is the draw and times for today's singles matches in Hazeltine

Liam Kelly at Hazeltine

Published 02/10/2016 | 07:51

Oct 1, 2016; Chaska, MN, USA; Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to making a birdie on the tenth hole during the morning foursome matches in the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2016; Chaska, MN, USA; Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to making a birdie on the tenth hole during the morning foursome matches in the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

DARREN Clarke and Davis Love III have Medinah 2012 on their mind, but for different reasons.

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Europe captain Clarke saw his team enter today's crucial singles matches down by three points as USA led 9.5 to 6.5 after the opening two days.

Now he hopes for a repeat of the 'Miracle of Medinah' when Jose Maria Olazabal's team snatched victory after being 10-6 going into the final day four years ago.

Draw and tee times for final day singles matches at the 41st Ryder Cup, Europe v United States, at Hazeltine, Minnesota, on Sunday, October 2:

(Europe names first, all times BST):

  • 1704: Rory McIlroy v Patrick Reed.
  • 1715: Henrik Stenson v Jordan Spieth.
  • 1726: Thomas Pieters v JB Holmes.
  • 1737: Justin Rose v Rickie Fowler.
  • 1748: Rafa Cabrera Bello v Jimmy Walker.
  • 1759: Sergio Garcia v Phil Mickelson.
  • 1810: Lee Westwood v Ryan Moore.
  • 1821: Andy Sullivan v Brandt Snedeker.
  • 1832: Chris Wood v Dustin Johnson.
  • 1843: Danny Willett v Brooks Koepka.
  • 1854: Martin Kaymer v Matt Kuchar.
  • 1905: Matt Fitzpatrick v Zach Johnson.

USA team leader Davis Love was the losing captain that day, and he admits that the experience carries a warning for his 2016 crew at Hazeltine.

"Trust me, the six captains, we talk about it.

"Sure, 2008, 2012, 2012, 2014 were all talked about, but that's our job. That's the reason why we're the captains.

"That's the reason why those guys said, 'I will come and help', is because they have experience.

"So yeah, we talked about it, and we threw a lineup out there based on that," said Love.

Clarke, his assistant captains and the players had a meeting after yesterday's play to focus on today's daunting mission, and they hope to draw inspiration from the Medinah experience.

"In Medinah, obviously, they were four points behind, one point worse than what we are now.

"But teams have come back from that deficit, not just there, but elsewhere, so it's still game on.

"As I've just said there, there's 12 points to play for tomorrow.

"We are currently three points behind.

"I've got a team that, yes, they were disappointed whenever we came off the golf course, as naturally they should be, I would expect them to be that way.

"But we sat and had a team meeting afterwards with the players and the caddies, and some of the players spoke up, and we had a really good, strong meeting.

"And those guys fully believe that they have the talent and the desire to put a result in tomorrow," said Clarke.

The singles pairings offer a mouth-watering top match between European talisman Rory McIlroy and America's birdie-hunting powerhouse, Patrick Reed.

The other pairings are: Match 2: Henrik Stenson v Jordan Spieth; Match 3: Thomas Pieters v JB Holmes; Match 4; Justin Rose v Rickie Fowler;

Match 5: Rafa Cabrera-Bello v Jimmy Walker; Match 6: Sergio Garcia v Phil Mickelson; Match 7: Lee Westwood v Ryan Moore;

Match 8: Andy Sullivan v Brandt Snedeker; Match 9: Chris Wood v Dustin Johnson; Match 10; Danny Willett v Brooks Koepka;

Match 11: Martin Kaymer v Matt Kuchar; Match 12: Matthew Fitzpatrick v Zach Johnson.

The singles start at 11.04am local time (5.04pm Irish time), and continue at 11-minute intervals until the final game gets under way at 13.05pm local (7.05pm Irish time).

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