Neither LIV Golf Nor PGA Tour, an Unexpected Golfer Finds Himself Amidst the Ryder Cup Squad Weeks Before the International Fight

Published 09/11/2023, 8:30 AM EDT

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The 44th edition of the prestigious and glorious Ryder Cup is just about to begin in a matter of a few days, and the excitement amongst golf fans and golfers is truly beyond the charts. Every person in the golf fraternity looks forward eagerly to the Ryder Cup madness that only takes place once every two years. 

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This time, the person who has expressed his fondness and excitement for this holistic format tournament is an avid member of the fraternity. He doesn’t belong to any of the Tours or leagues, but he sure holds a special place in the hearts of golf fans.

An avid yet unexpected golfer made his way to the International event madness 

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Before the final US team was selected for the highly coveted Ryder Cup, there was a lot of speculation about any LIV golfer being part of the team, but all of it went into vain when Zach Johnson chose Brooks Koepka to be a part of the squad. With this move, the skipper ended all the speculation and discussion about former rival members becoming part of the team.

Now, an unexpected golfer not belonging to LIV Golf or the PGA Tour has made his way to the Ryder Cup party, and he is none other than DJ Khaled. The singer has made his love for golf pretty evident in the past few months. He is often seen on the course teeing it up and often shares glimpses of the same on his social media.

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DJ Khaled is also among the people who are eagerly waiting for the Ryder Cup party to begin in the span of a mere two weeks. The 47-year-old star recently posed with the Ryder Cup trophy, and the dotting excitement on his face was pretty evident. He was smiling from ear to ear as he posed with the historic cup and got photographed. To commemorate the moment, he shared the picture with the fans on his Instagram, which was then reshared by the US Team’s Instagram profile.

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The Ryder Cup trophy is truly one of its kind, and 24 golfers, divided into teams of two (12 players on each side), go at it in a warring fight for the glorious golden trophy. And besides the partaking golfers, the musician proves that the entire golf world excitedly awaits the battle between the two sides to see who will take home the shiny golf trophy!

A peek into the literal shiny Ryder Cup 

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Since Samuel A. Ryder, a businessman and golf enthusiast, donated the trophy to the competition in 1927, it is known literally as the Ryder Cup. At that time, the businessman commissioned Mappin & Webb Co. to create the trophy for 250 pounds. The glorious golden cup is almost 17 inches tall and 9 inches wide from handle to handle.

The cup weighs around 4 pounds and has a figure on the top. The man on top of the trophy isn’t Mr. Ryder himself, but Abe Mitchell, who was one of the greatest golfers in Britain in the 1920s. A replica of the trophy was awarded to the winner of the tournament.

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Tune in to find out how the madness at the 2023 Ryder Cup unravels in just two weeks when the European and American squads get together at Marco Simone Golf Club.

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Riya Singhal

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Riya Singhal is a promising golf writer at EssentiallySports. She was recently recruited in the latest round of ‘ES Draft’ as one of the young writers with a strong passion for golf writing. Despite being in her early days, Riya has already showcased exceptional talent in her coverage of the sport, with her article on Brooks Koepka's kind gesture towards a young fan after his Masters loss quickly rising to the top of the charts.
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