The Hero Cup is almost upon us – and the pairings for the first set of matches have been revealed.
The best of Great Britain and Ireland will face their continental counterparts in five fourball encounters in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre and Ewen Ferguson have been paired with Seamus Power and Richard Mansell respectively.
MacIntyre and Power will face Sepp Straka and Adrian Meronk, while Ferguson and Mansell will take on continental captain Francesco Molinari and Nicolai Hojgaard – drafted in as a late replacement for his injured twin Rasmus.
Meanwhile GB&I skipper Tommy Fleetwood and Shane Lowry take on Thomas Pieters and Alex Noren.
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Tyrrell Hatton and Jordan Smith go up against Thomas Detry and Antoine Rozner, while Callum Shinkwin and Matt Wallace face Victor Perez and Guido Migliozzi.
The Ryder Cup warm-up event kicks off with one fourball session on Friday.
Saturday brings two rounds of foursomes matches, and the event concludes with Sunday’s singles encounters.