This week Paris will host the 42nd Ryder Cup – the biggest golf event and one of the biggest events in the world of sport. Every two years the best golfers from USA and Europe play against each other to determine the winner of this prestigious event. For all golfers it’s a high privilege to be part of this events and represent their country.
The Americans came in France as favorites, but the Europeans have the advantage to have the home crowd support. The tournament organizers built a special grandstand on the first tee which will play with the nerves of most of the players.
First tee at Le Golf National – not for players of a nervous disposition #BBCRyderCup pic.twitter.com/rGEdf3wcjH
— Iain Carter (@iaincartergolf) September 24, 2018
It seems that team Europe atmosphere is at its best.
Great first days practice with @RyderCupEurope 🇪🇺 pic.twitter.com/GFYXZbtoNU
— Justin ROSE (@JustinRose99) September 25, 2018
Same situation in team USA as we see from this Phil Mickelson’s video:
Last nights party trick had @b_dechambeau doing the wave with his eyebrows. Although I’ve never seen that done before, I’m sure I can do it too! pic.twitter.com/4g2ZuPCwgQ
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) September 26, 2018
Both captains grouped the players in different groups during the two practice rounds, but one of the pairings in team Europe seems to be already clear.
Is Rory McIlroy the man to calm Jon Rahm down? 😌
"I think the one thing you can say about both of us is that we are both fearless."
Jon Rahm hoping for partnership with Rory McIlroy in Paris: https://t.co/Nm0WUuONRD pic.twitter.com/Ep2vhp6gyE
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) September 27, 2018
Tiger is pretty confident after his win in Atlanta last week.
Still soaking in Sunday’s victory, Woods arrives in France for the Ryder Cup. “To have earned my way onto to the team, to have not only the captain, vice captains but players want me on the team because I was picked, means a lot to me,” said Woods. – TGR https://t.co/UJcOXWL4cT
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) September 25, 2018
Phil Mickelson is impressed by Tiger’s swing.
I just played with Tiger today and it is the best I’ve ever seen him swing the club. It is so on plane and solid. I’ll be asking for a shot a side for our Thanksgiving match. I doubt I’ll get it though.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) September 25, 2018
Do you agree with Paul Casey?
💬 "We're playing against a brilliant US team and we have massive respect for them. They are better than us on paper."
🗣 Paul Casey pic.twitter.com/1ByLDXCURu
— bunkered (@BunkeredOnline) September 27, 2018
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