Ryder Cup practice pictures

Pictures from the practice rounds at Celtic Manor ahead of the 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales

Rory McIlroy wigs

The Ryder Cup is already well underway in case you hadn't noticed. Yes, it's only the practice rounds, but the players facing the media and rumours circulating regarding possible pairings, it's all part of the fun that is Ryder Cup week.

We've got a selection of Ryder Cup pictures here to get you in the mood for Friday's showdown.

It's pretty wet in Wales but that's not dampening the players' spirits, especially for the European team who decided to wear wigs and poke fun at Ryder Cup rookie, Rory McIlroy.

Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler headed out for practice with Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker.

Fowler, Furyk & Woods

Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods [Getty Images]

Golf Monthly will shortly be heading to Celtic Manor to take in the action and we hope you enjoy it. Don't forget it's not too late to buy your Ryder Cup issue of Golf Monthly.

Stay online for more Ryder Cup news, pictures, plus news of Callaway's new Diablo Octane Black driver. You can also read our tipster's Ryder Cup betting guide.

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