Golf Fans Pounce on Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker for Making Costly Factual Error

Published 10/03/2021, 11:39 AM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA captain Steve Stricker acknowledges fans as he walks up the 2nd hole during the Singles REUTERS/Mike Segar


The Team USA Ryder Cup skipper Steve Stricker recently attended a college football game. Moreover, he also took the Ryder Cup trophy with him to the game. Team USA had an emphatic victory at the Ryder Cup as they embarrassed the opposition team with a score of 19-9. 

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Moreover, the home team managed to dominate the Europeans from day 1, and not once gave them a chance to make a comeback. And Steve Stricker, the Team USA skipper, played a vital role in this victory. He got this young team together and managed the pairings to perfection.

 

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Stricker also deserves credit for giving this young team a vision. Moreover, the Bryson and Brooks feud had reached its epitome, and it was Steve Stricker who got these two players together. He successfully managed to keep both these players under one roof for a week and even got them chatting.  

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Steve Stricker attends college football 

Meanwhile, Steve Stricker attended a college football game yesterday with his Ryder Cup trophy. Furthermore, he made a tweet about the same, which said ‘Samuel Ryder, enjoying the Badger Football team’

However, he didn’t realize that the man on the trophy was not Samuel Ryder but an English golfer, Abe Mitchell. Samuel Ryder was an English businessman who was a golf enthusiast and a pioneer of the Ryder Cup. But he is not the man who is present on the trophy. 

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He was the one who created the trophy and had Abe Mitchell on this prestigious trophy. Hence, Steve Stricker has got it wrong here as it’s Abe Mitchell and not Samuel Ryder. 

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Meanwhile, not many people picked up this mistake. But there were a few golf enthusiasts who tried to correct the 2020 Ryder Cup-winning captain. So let us have a look at these reactions to Steve’s incorrect tweet. 

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So these were a few reactions to this mistake. However, Steve doesn’t seem to have noticed it, as he hasn’t deleted or rectified his mistake yet.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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