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Fourballs
Ignacio Garrido and Jose Maria Olazabal in action for Europe in a fourballs match in 1997
Fourballs are the opening matches played on the Friday and Saturday of the Ryder Cup, with four matches on each day.

European team captain Sam Torrance has had the schedule changed this year so that fourballs will be played in the mornings instead of the afternoons.

As with foursomes, the teams send pairs of players out against each other but, as the word suggests, there are four balls in play at any time... one for each player.

The player with the lowest score among the four competitors wins the hole for his team.



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