U.S., Europe will split Friday morning foursomes

Updated: September 18, 2008, 6:08 PM ET
By Jason Sobel
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The pairings have been released for Friday morning's opening foursomes matches … and it turns out the captains were pretty forthcoming in their pre-tournament interviews sessions.

"There's a pattern developing," U.S. captain Paul Azinger said Tuesday when questioned about his players' practice sessions. "I mean, common sense would tell you that."

Azinger hardly deviated from the pattern, matching up the teams of Phil Mickelson/Anthony Kim, Justin Leonard/Hunter Mahan, Stewart Cink/Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry/Jim Furyk for the four matches.