Only US Ryder Cup Hope? 6 Wacky Fans

These are desperate times for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, which is down 10-6 and in a deep hole after Saturday’s matches. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so the team should lighten up and draw inspiration — and ideas on attire — from these six groups of wacky fans.

The pattern for the first two days of the 2014 Ryder Cup is the U.S. does great in the morning but poops out in the PM. With his team down 10-6, Captain Tom Watson is drawing criticism. But he’s not the problem. The problem is the U.S. is pressing and needs to lighten up.



How refreshing — and inspiring — would it be for the dour Jim Furyk or the rather restrained Rickie Fowler to reach over the ropes and ask a fan if he could wear her wig for a few holes? Why not? What’s to lose?



How about Jordan Speith and Patrick Reed, the U.S. rookies who have been our best players so far, sporting the spiked hair and the shades?



And c’mon, instead of the spouses and girlfriends looking all gorgeous all the time on the course, why not have them borrow the get-ups of the Minnesota Vikings fans who are cheering the U.S. at the Ryder Cup?



And let’s not turn away from learning from the Euros on how to inspire with a song. It works for them, and it can work for us.



Yes, let’s learn from our fans, young and old. Loosen up, Yanks, and tomorrow’s victory is yours!


More shots of wacky fans at the Ryder Cup.



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