If you're not watching Patrick Reed v Rory McIlory in the Ryder Cup, you're missing one of the most ridiculously bawdy and ridiculously skillful Ryder Cup matches ever played. Both players are feeding off the wild crowd energy generated in the Hazeltine gallery.
That energy built to a fever pitch in the moments before Reed and McIlroy teed off. Sounds this loud have never been generated on a golf course before. A certain Bill Murray was instrumental in the cheerleading, as he orchestrated a call and response 'America' chant from the bleachers. Have a look below.
#RyderCup superfan Bill Murray starts an 'America!' chant at the first tee! #GoUSA pic.twitter.com/KInKsbVy06
— PGA News Feed (@PGANewsFeed) October 2, 2016
Bill Murray singlehandedly drums up America chant from #RyderCup grandstand as Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy tee off in opening group. pic.twitter.com/hYhYSeWznq
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) October 2, 2016
Ironically, it is the legendary star of Caddyshack who's playing a big role in turning the Ryder Cup into a living version of Caddyshack (not that we're complaining). We're not the first people to make this comparison by the way: parts of the US media are turned off by the boorishness as well.
It seems as if a decade of watching soccer might have had an effect on the Yanks, who have taken singing and chanting to the next level this weekend.