McIlroy & McDowell first out for Europe

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell will begin Europe's defence of the Ryder Cup at Medinah on Friday.

The Northern Irishmen will kick off the foursomes matches at 0720 (1320 BST) against Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker.

McIlroy and McDowell will rekindle their 2010 partnership, when they scored one-and-a-half points out of a possible three at Celtic Manor.