The opening ceremony for the 2021 Ryder Cup takes place in Wisconsin later today.
European captain Padraig Harrington will also reveal his day one pairings as Europe look to retain their crown won back in 2018 at the Albatros Course at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, south-west of Paris, by a score of 17½ to 10½.
European players Shane Lowry, Bernd Wiesberger and Viktor Hovland will be experiencing the festivities for the first time. Ryder Cup Rookie Shane Lowry is raring to go.
“I felt like I let it slip in 2016 and I should have made that team, but I did not play great towards the end of that campaign. When I got my chance this year I really wanted to take it!”
“As an Irish player growing up, playing a Ryder Cup is right up there. There is only one goal for the rest of the week and that is to win.”
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The European team are apparently trying to charm what’s going to be a partisan American crowd ahead of tomorrow’s start of their match with the US in Wisconsin.
The team wore giant cheese hats – a tribute to local NFL side the Green Bay Packers – whose fans can often be seen in the odd headwear. USA captain Steve Stricker says it’s a smart play.
Tune into KCLR this coming Friday as we will be hosting our very own golf tournament – No Ifs, Ands or Putts! Every hour, one participant will have one putt and if they make the putt they win €250! Check out KCLR’s facebook page for details on how to enter.