Posted By Lambchop
Bubba Watson came to the Ryder to play. Okay not just golf, but ping-pong.
“The Ryder Cup is all about ping pong, everybody,” Bubba Watson declared.
Bubba referred to his fellow Ryder Cup teammates who take their golf and apprently their ping-pong quite seriously.
“When you bring your own paddles in cases, a briefcase with a paddle in it, then obviously it’s about ping pong. Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar have their own cases for their paddles,” Watson said, chuckling. “It’s nuts.”
The golfers have an enviable set-up in their private gameroom, complete with three ping-pong tables that are constantly in use. Affable games with husband-and-wife teams such as the Mickelsons; and then there is the “blood-and-guts” division — apparently, any singles match involving Phil.
Today, The Ryder Cup started with a bang. Bubba Watson shook the golf world, teeing off to a cheering & stomping crowd. Bubba's tee shot was like a cross between Happy Gilmore and Caddyshack - the old school crowd was shocked at Bubba's lack of decorum while the rest of us were joining with the crowd. Perhaps the days of the soft, polite golf clap are over?
So what's the big deal? This is unheard of in the prim and polite world of golf.
The night before this match Bubba tweeted:
Kinda makes you wonder if the Europeans are sipping Earl Gray and watching reruns of Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen on the telley during the down time?