Matt Adams: Ryder Cup Pairings "Fascinating"

Sirius XM PGA Radio analyst Matt Adams disucssed pairings for the Ryder Cup

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
September 27, 2018 - 9:27 am

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Sirius XM PGA Radio analyst Matt Adams dropped by CBS Sports Radio to discuss pairings for the Ryder Cup, which will be held Sept. 28-30 in France. The United State is the defending champion but has lost its last five matches in Europe, last winning on foreign soil in 1993.

“There have been some very, very consistent pairings throughout the course of the week so far, namely Webb Simpson and Bubba Waston,” Adams said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “Every time they’ve gone out, they’ve been next to each other. Other than that, you’ve seen things get mixed up, so we’re really defaulting to more frequency than we are consistency necessarily. From that perspective, I think there’s a very good chance that we’re going to see Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods paired up here at this Ryder Cup at some point. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, it’s also my sense that they’re going to be together.”

Adams also thinks Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau cold be paired.

“I think that would be a fascinating pairing there because of the power of those two players,” he said.

As for the Europeans, Adams sees several possibilities.

“I don’t think there’s any chance that we will not see Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose together,” Adams said. “They’ve had a very successful partnership in the past, and I think we’re going to see that again.”

Adams also thinks that Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen could be paired, along with Ian Poulter and Francesco Molinari. 

“Right now, it’s fascinating,” Adams said.