Rory McIlroy has been tabbed by Team Europe as the man to the lead the charge on the final day of the Ryder Cup in Paris, France this morning.
The Europeans decided to have McIlroy be the first man out for their Ryder Cup team this morning. McIlroy is playing in the first individual match of the day at the course in Paris, France.
McIlory is off to a good start this morning. He's leading his individual match against Justin Thomas.
Team Europe's captain, Thomas Bjorn, liked the idea of sending out McIlroy first.
"There's a lot of reasons to send Rory out first," Bjorn said. "He's a fantastic player. He likes to play fast. He doesn't like to be held up. He likes responsibility.
"He feels like he's in a place where he can go into that position and get the best out of himself. I have a lot of belief in him, and I trust him as a player, but also trust him very much as a person.
"So it's a great place for him to be with responsibility."
Bjorn knows that McIlroy getting an early win would be huge for the Europeans' attempts to close it out.
"I went with this set-up because of personalities and the way I see them," Bjorn added. "And I went with this group of guys in this order because I think it covers all the way through the order.
"That American line-up was always going to be extremely strong and it doesn't matter; we need to win our points. They can come from any match."
McIlroy is being supported on the course by his wife, Erica Stoll. The couple actually first met at the Ryder Cup.
Good for Rory and Erica.
The 2018 Ryder Cup is being televised on NBC. The Americans need to win 8 of their matches today in order to force a tie.