The Ryder Cup is on many people’s bucket list, and rightfully so. It’s a special time, with a competitiveness that goes deeper than any other golf tournament. Instead of cheering for an individual player–as is typical in other golf tournaments–you cheer for either the USA or Europe. This evokes an incredible sense of national pride and makes it that much more enjoyable to attend.
We spent the day at Hazeltine with renowned photographer Jason Heaton, taking in the sights and getting into the Team USA spirit. Here are our impressions of the Ryder Cup after spending the day at Hazeltine.
1. The passion is real
The fans at a Ryder Cup event are unlike those at any other event. The passion is evident—and displayed through the various wardrobe ensembles chosen by each patron. Here are some of my favorites:
2. There were some awesome watches
We couldn’t help ourselves, but we went watch spotting. Here are a few we saw.
3. And also plenty of non-golf stuff
So you aren’t a golfer—not a problem. Here are some of the cool things to do while you’re there: