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Fleetwood to face Woods in Ryder Cup opener

Southport's rising star of golf Tommy Fleetwood has been handed a daunting task on the opening day of the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Fleetwood, 27, will partner Open Championship winner Francesco Molinari in the fourballs against a rejuvenated Tiger Woods in Paris.

On a practice round - Tommy Fleetwood prepares for the Ryder Cup Credit: PA Pictures

Fleetwood is one of five European players making their Ryder Cup debut in the tournament which sees Europe and America's finest golfers pitted against each other over three days.

Woods, 42, recently claimed the Tour Championship for his first tournament win since August 2013 and his 80th PGA Tour title. He will be partnered in the fourballs by Patrick Reed.