On Friday (September 24), the U.S. attendees of the 2021 Ryder Cup broke out into a goosebump-inducing “U.S.A” chant at the crack of dawn.
Bleacher Report shared the really awesome clip from the Ryder Cup.
Prior to the chanting, Harry Potter star Tom Felton collapsed at the Ryder Cup on Thursday (September 23). Felton was notably at the 2021 Ryder Cup for a celebrity round of golf. However, on the 18th hole of the course, Felton collapsed. He was eventually placed on a stretcher and was taken away on a golf cart. PGA of America issued a statement about the situation stated that Felton was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The actor’s friend, Derek Pitt reportedly shared an update by stating that Felton is okay.
What is the Ryder Cup?
According to its website, the Ryder Cup is golf’s “pre-eminent” event. It biennially brings together 12-member teams from the U.S. and Europe for “glory and pride” on a three-day worldwide “stage.” The U.S. has had 26 wins while Europe has had 14 wins.
“Spanning 91 years and now 42 competitions, the event also is among the last great professional sporting events where winning, and not prize money, is the reward.”
Every match at the event is worth one point, with matches ending in a tie worth ½ point to each side. The first team to reach 14 ½ points wins the Ryder Cup. If the matches end in a 14-14 tie, the team holding the Ryder Cup retains it.
American Professional Golfer Bryson DeChambeau Hits Fan During Ryder Cup
Along with Felton’s collapse incident, American professional golfer Bryson DeChambeau reportedly hit a fan at the 2021 Ryder Cup. According to CNN, as Bryson DeChambeau was winding up and unleashing a big drive, the unsuspecting fan was hit in the right leg.
Despite the situation, DeChambeau also hit a 417-yard drive off the tee at this year’s event. According to the event’s organizers, DeChambeau hammered the massive drive on the 581-yard, par-5 fifth hole.
Before his performance at this year’s event, DeChambeau sat down with Golf.com, to share more details about his strategy. “I’d say first off I feel like I’m a player that can adapt to anything if I have to,” the professional golfer declared. He also said that is comfortable enough to say that he has no problem playin foursomes (alternate shot) or fourball (best ball). “I think best ball has its benefits to my style of play and alternate-shot with the right person can be pretty deadly.”
DeChambeau also made headlines at the event when his caddy was seen struggling to remove a flag.