No surprises at first Ryder Cup practice

The opening day of practice for the Ryder Cup is under way with

no big surprises at Celtic Manor.

Tiger Woods was playing Tuesday morning alongside Steve Stricker

for the Americans, a team that won all four matches in the

Presidents Cup a year ago. Also in their group are Hunter Mahan and

Zach Johnson.

Europe has Franceso and Edoardo Molinari of Italy playing with

the Northern Ireland duo of Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy. The

second European group features Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Peter

Hanson and Miguel Angel Jimenez, followed by Ian Poulter, Ross

Fisher, Luke Donald and Padraig Harrington.

The other two American groups feature Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar,

Jim Furyk and Jeff Overton; followed by Phil Mickelson, Dustin

Johnson, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler.