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Ryder Cup: Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm in same practice group again

Sky Sports | Updated: 2018-09-26 16:30:54

Thomas Bjorn has chosen to play Rory McIlroy in the same practice group as Jon Rahm for the second day in a row ahead of the Ryder Cup.

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McIlroy, who partnered rookie Thorbjorn Olesen during Tuesday's 18 holes at Le Golf National, has been sent out with Rahm, Sergio Garcia and new FedExCup champion Justin Rose on Wednesday morning.

Olesen is in the same group as Paul Casey once again and goes out in the first group of the morning, with fellow debutant Tyrrell Hatton and Ryder Cup veteran Henrik Stenson completing the fourball.

Ian Poulter, Francesco Molinari and Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood are also in the same group for the second consecutive practice round, with Alex Noren taking the spot that Hatton had on Tuesday.

The Europeans went out in 15-minute intervals from 10am local time (9am GMT) from the first hole to play the front nine only, with the Americans starting 15 minutes later and only playing the back nine.

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Tiger Woods is out in the opening American group and goes off at the tenth hole with Masters champion Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

Ryder Cup stalwart Phil Mickelson plays with Bryson DeChambeau, with Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson out together once again to complete that fourball.

USA captain Jim Furyk has put three-time major champion Brooks Koepka and debutant Tony Finau in the same group again, with world No 1 Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler also going out in the final practice group.

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