Europeans turn Packers fans in Ryder Cup
Sheboygan, Wes. – Latest in Ryder Cup, US-European golf showdown (all times CDT):
What better way for Europeans to get fans to their side at the Ryder Cup than by wearing the colors of the Green Bay Packers and wearing Cheesehead hats while in Wisconsin?
Wearing white jerseys with green and yellow stripes on the sides, the European players did everything they could to express their admiration for the fans in their first tee box on Wednesday. After posing for photos, the players took off their foam headgear and tossed it into the stands, before heading to practice rounds in the breezy Sfeir Fjord.
Home courses feature numbers in America will be highlighted this year due to travel restrictions related to COVID 19 that will make it difficult for European fans to access the course, located in the heart of America’s dairy country.
European captain Padraig Harrington said team managers had suggested a green idea for some uniforms as a way to honor his Irish homeland. Harrington said he wasn’t interested in that, but suggested adding some yellow to the green as a tribute of sorts to the local NFL team.
I think he definitely couldn’t hurt trying to get some Wisconsinans on his side.
Opening-round pairings will be released Thursday night, with play-offs with alternate-shot matches starting Friday morning. Europe holds the cup and has won nine of the last 12 matches.
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