Watch: Scottie Scheffler tees off 2023 Ryder Cup with a shot in the rough

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Scottie Scheffler (Image via AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The 2023 Ryder Cup got underway with Scottie Scheffler teed off for the Friday morning foursomes match. The American golfer took the first shot of the day at the 44th edition of the tournament.

Scheffler teamed up with Sam Burne to take on Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton. The USA Ryder Cup posted a clip of the current World No.1 golfer taking his first shot at the Marco Simone Golf course on their X (formerly called TwitteR) account with a caption:

"And we’re off! With Scottie Scheffler’s opening tee shot, the 44th #RyderCup is under way. #GoUSA."

Here's the video:

Fans jumped into the comments section to cheer for the American team, with one writing:

"Let’s get it, USA!!!"
"This is great for people who can’t sleep!"

The American team of Scottie Scheffler, Sam Burns, Max Homa, Brian Harman, Rickie Fowler, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay will compete in Friday's foursomes matches.

They will take on Europe's Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy, Ludvig Aberg, Tommy Fleetwood, Sepp Starka and Shane Lowry.

Here're the Friday foursome pairings and tee times (All-time BST):

  • 7.35 am - Jon Rahm/Tyrrell Hatton v Scottie Scheffler/Sam Burns
  • 7.50 am - Viktor Hovland/Ludvig Åberg v Max Homa/Brian Harman
  • 8.05 am - Shane Lowry/Sepp Straka v Rickie Fowler/Collin Morikawa
  • 8.20 am - Rory McIlroy/Tommy Fleetwood v Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay

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Edited by Ankita Yadav