AFTER years of planning and preparation the 2014 Ryder Cup tees off at 7.35 on Friday morning at Gleneagles.
It promises to be a fascinating contest between Europe and the USA and I've listed and Ace Venturer's tips on the end.
Here are the fourball pairing after captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson revealed their picks.
7.35am: JUSTIN ROSE & HENRIK STENSON v BUBBA WATSON & WEBB SIMPSON
7.50am: THOMAS BJORN & MARTIN KAYMER v RICKIE FOWLER & JIMMY WALKER
8.05am STEPHEN GALLACHER & IAN POULTER v JORDAN SPIETH & PATRICK REED
8.20am RORY McILROY & SERGIO GARCIA v PHIL MICKELSON & KEEGAN BRADLEY
The biggest surprise is Watson partnering rookies Spieth and Reed and he's putting out a third rookie in Jimmy Walker.
Spieth and Walker face talisman Ian Poulter and home hero Stephen Gallacher and you have to fancy the Europeans at a best 6-5 with Coral.
I expect Rose and Stenson to see off Watson and Simpson in the opener and they are 11-10 at Stan James.
Everyone will be on European heavyweights McIlroy and Garcia, ranked 1 and 3 in the world, against a strong US partnership and they are generally available at 10-11.
That's me giving Europe three points which would be an incredible start. Bjorn/Kaymer v Fowler/Walker is tough to call and I'll have to give this one the US as a whitewash is so unlikely. The Americans are 21-20 at Stan James.
Those were of course early tips and Rose and Stenson easily won 5 and 4. Paul McGinley has not surprisingly kept them together for the afternoon fourballs and I'm also standing by them.
So Super Single 2 is Rose and Stenson at 5-6 with Stan James to beat Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson (1.30pm).
Next best would be Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar to beat Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood at 1-1 with William Hill (1.15pm).
Mr Fixit's Day 1 tips
(6-5, Coral) LOST
(11-10, Stan James) WON
(10-11, various) PENDING
(5-6, Stan James)
(1-1, William Hill)
Mr Fixit's anteposts
McIlroy top European (4-1, McBookie)
Fowler top American (11-2, Betfred)
Correct Score: Europe 15, USA 13 (9-1, Paddy Power)
Ace Venturer's anteposts
Garcia top scorer (11-1, Betfred)
Garcia top European scorer (13-2, Betfred)
Fowler top American scorer (11-2, Betfred)
Stephen Gallacher top GB & Irish scorer (16-1, Betfred, McBookie)
Correct Score: Draw (11-1, Paddy Power)