Led by Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton in the first match, the Europeans swept all four morning matches 4-0. Rahm and Hatton won 4 and 3 against Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns.
The 44th edition of the biennial golf competition that pits the best American golfers against the best of Europe began on Friday and runs until Oct. 1. This year's Ryder Cup will take place at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome.
Two years ago, the United States took home the cup with a win at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. The 12 players on this year's U.S. Team include seven returners from the 2021 Ryder Cup.
Team USA will look to retain the trophy by winning in Europe, something they haven't managed to do since 1993.
Ryder Cup 2023 pairings
Foursomes followed by fourball in the second session
Tee Time (ET)
Scottie Scheffler & Sam Burns
Jon Rahm & Tyrrell Hatton
Max Homa & Brian Harman
Viktor Hovland & Ludvig Aberg
Rickie Fowler & Colin Morikawa
Shane Lowry & Sepp Straka
Xander Schauffele & Patrick Cantlay
Rory McIlroy & Tommy Fleetwood
Tee Time (ET)
Justin Thomas & Jordan Spieth
Viktor Hovland & Tyrrell Hatton
Scottie Scheffler & Brooks Koepka
Jon Rahm & Nicolai Hojgaard
Max Homa & Wyndham Clark
Robert MacIntyre & Justin Rose
Collin Morikawa & Xander Schauffele
Rory McIlroy & Matt Fitzpatrick
Ryder Cup TV schedule
Friday: 1:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET | USA Network
Saturday: 3 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET | NBC (1:30 a.m. - 3 a.m. ET | USA Network)
Sunday: 5:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET | NBC
All three days of coverage for the 2023 Ryder Cup will be available to stream on Peacock.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ryder Cup 2023: pairings, schedule Day 1 of Team USA vs. Team Europe