Scheffler, Rahm tee off at Ryder Cup

(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) Two of golf's best players finally got its biggest spectacle started Friday at the Ryder Cup.

Scottie Scheffler, the world's No. 1 player, hit the opening tee shot at Marco Simone, the golf ball disappearing in a thick collar of rough down the left side of the fairway. Masters champion Jon Rahm found the right side of the fairway.

Anticipation from the two-year wait was evident in the pre-dawn darkness as thousands upon thousands of fans poured through the gates. And it didn't take long for the home crowd to remind the Americans they weren't at the comfort of home.


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