Pictures: Team Europe Pays Tribute to the Green Bay Packers at Ryder Cup

Published 09/22/2021, 2:21 PM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 22, 2021 Team Europe’s Paul Casey and teammates wearing cheese hats on the 1st tee during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


It is no surprise that support for the European Team will be limited at the Ryder Cup this weekend. With the covid-19 restrictions in place, fans from the other continent cannot come to cheer them on.

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Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 22, 2021 Team Europe’s Ian Poulter and Team Europe’s Paul Casey wearing cheese hats as they walk to the 1st tee during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

However, team captain Padraig Harrington has cleverly devised strategies to win over the pro-American crowd. In a practice session ahead of the cup, the squad was spotted sporting wearing themed clothing that elevated the enthusiasm of the fans.

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Team Europe sports-themed costumes ahead of Ryder Cup

A foursome comprising Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Tyrrell Hatton, and Jon Rahm will take to the course on the first day. They, along with their caddies, were seen in Whistling Straits in gold, green and white colors. These are the official colors of the Green Bay Packers, a professional American football team based in Wisconsin.

 

Moreover, as a final touch, they wore cheese-head hats. They flung their hats at the appreciative crowd and totally won them over.

‘Show respect for the local state’- Padraig Harrington

“Everybody is out here to get on well with the crowds,” Team Europe captain Padraig Harrington said. “There’s no doubt about that. We obviously can’t sign autographs this week with COVID, which is something that traditionally we would do. These fans have come out and they’ve come out on a cold day. They’ve come out to watch us, and we want to give them something to watch.”

 

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“I think the players are pretty stoked out there that they’re doing something to show their respect for the local state we’re in. Look, it’s lighthearted. You want it that way in practice,” he added.

“It’s somewhat respectful of obviously the Green Bay Packers, and they were very much on board with this, so a bit of fun and we got a nice reception with it. That’s kind of what you want on the practice days. Obviously business starts on Friday, but, at the moment, the players are enjoying it and having a good time of it.”

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Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 22, 2021 Team Europe’s Rory McIlroy and teammates wearing cheese hats on the 1st tee during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Team Europe is totally killing it with their preparation this time! From motivational videos to engaging the fans, they got it all! However, do you think they’ll be able to repeat history again?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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