Rickie Fowler (Navajo) to lead off the President Cup’s with playing partner Justin Thomas Today

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The opening President’s Cup session is foursomes, which is an alternate-shot format. That will be followed by five four-ball (best ball) matches on Friday, then four foursomes matches and four four-ball matches Saturday and 12 singles matches Sunday.

The winner of the Presidents Cup must accumulate at least 15 ½ of the possible 30 points. The U.S. has won the last six and nine of the 11 played, with one loss and one tie.

The pairing process for the Presidents Cup is done completely differently than the Ryder Cup, which is a blind process, with each captain handing in his pairings and matching them up as they go, one through four, for example.

Here’s a look at when the Day 1 matches will take place. Golf Channel will air coverage, beginning at 1 p.m. (all times ET):

1:05PM: Charl Schwartzel/Hideki Matsuyama (INT) vs. Rickie Fowler/Justin Thomas (USA)

1:17PM: Adam Scott/Jhonattan Vegas (INT) vs. Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar (USA)

1:29PM: Si Woo Kim/Emiliano Grillo (INT) vs. Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed (USA)

1:41PM: Louis Oosthuizen/Branden Grace (INT) vs. Brooks Koepka/Daniel Berger (USA)

1:53 PM: Jason Day/Marc Leishman (INT) vs. Kevin Kisner/Phil Mickelson (USA)