CHIPPEWA VALLEY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Twelve of the best golfers from the United States, and Europe are officially in Wisconsin for one of the most prestigious competitions the sport has to offer.
Last July the 43rd Ryder Cup was postponed another year with safety in mind for both players and fans. Many of which would be traveling internationally to attend the whistling straights golf course.
Finally, the athletes hit the links today for their first practice rounds. It’s getting people in the Chippewa Valley excited
Eau Claire Civilian, Bob Matthews said, “I’m excited I think it is huge for the state I really want Brooks Koepka to have a good match I really wish I could get out there.”
“If you’re from Wisconsin and the Ryder Cup is in Wisconsin you got to be excited about it and even if you’re not from Wisconsin being an avid golfer you always want the USA to win got to cheer for the home country,” said Pat Clifton of Lake Hallie.
Luke Ekstrom of Eau Claire said, “It’s the comradery it’s an individual sport and then they get to play together in a team event, and they are used to playing as themselves playing their own game.”
The competition officially tees off starting Friday.
Europe has won four out of the last five Ryder Cups.