Ryder Cup Fans Have the Most Fun

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Justin Rose Ryder Cup 2014

Justin Rose owns a 9-3-2 Ryder Cup record, and he won a gold medal this summer.
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Sergio Ryder Cup 2012

Sergio Garcia hits a drive during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah.
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Rory McIlory Ryder Cup 2014

Rory McIlroy celebrates a victory on the 14th hole during singles matches of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
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Henrik Stenson PGA 2016

Henrik Stenson, the 2016 British Open winner, will play on his fourth Ryder Cup team this fall.
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Danny Willett 2016 Open

Masters champion Danny Willett makes his Ryder Cup debut this year.
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Passionate golf fans from both sides of the Atlantic show up in droves every two years at the Ryder Cup.
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Team Europe fans were not be outdone. These British spectators showed some national pride.
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European player Paul Lawrie had plenty of his own fans supporting him on Sunday.
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These Team USA supporters sacrificed warmth for their players on Saturday.
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These fans went for European Union-inspired kilts.
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Medinah is in Illinois, also know as the "Land of Lincoln."
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It's an away game for Europe, but they had plenty of support as the matches began on Friday.
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This European fan was supporting several countries.
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Fans even flashed their team colors during the practice rounds, like these Team Europe supporters in union jack suits.
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This European fan has a flag representing each of his team's players.
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These fans showed some well-coordinated English pride Thursday at Medinah.
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Some spectators have trouble choosing which side to root for.
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European captain Jose Maria Olazabal gave some love to these enterprising Europe fans dressed in full body suits adorned with Rory McIlroy wigs.
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Team USA has its own share of supporters already at the course in Chicago, like this fan who paired an American flag top hat with a Ryder Cup-inspired sweater.
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Sometimes it's a little more difficult determining who fans are supporting.
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This little man made it clear which side he was on early in the week at Medinah.
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2010 This leprechaun shared the long walk to the bar with Uncle Sam at Celtic Manor in 2010.
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The European Team gave these uniformed Euros something to cheer about at Celtic Manor in 2010, where they beat the Americans by one point.
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The President has been formally invited to the matches at Medinah, outside his hometown of Chicago, but he's already been to a Ryder Cup -- Celtic Manor in 2010.
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Not to be outdone, these Americans brought some synchronized suits across the Atlantic in 2010 as well.
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Half Uncle Sam, Half Mad Hatter, these American fans packed plenty of head-gear to attend the 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales.
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American fans trudged through a muddy week at Celtic Manor, where Graeme McDowell beat Hunter Mahan in the final singles match to earn Europe the Cup.
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2008 Valhalla was the end of the rainbow for this gang of Irish fans. The leprechauns didn't bring the Euros enough luck: The U.S. routed Europe by five points.
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British fans had little to cheer for in 2008, but they dressed the part nonetheless.
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Even this matador couldn't stop the American charge in the 2008 Ryder Cup.
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Rain or shine, fans pledge allegiance to their team.
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These Scots donned traditional regalia -- and even brought their own Monty -- to Kentucky for the '08 Cup.
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These European fans showed up looking beaten, which was fitting considering the U.S. earned its largest margin of victory since 1981.
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This young fan was rapt (and wrapped) with national spirit while watching the '08 matches.
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Americans aren't the only ones with big hats. This Irish fan wore his to Valhalla in 2008.
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The Red Coats barely saw the Yanks coming in 2008, where the Americans rolled the Europeans.
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2004 A European fan wore his pride on his face in Michigan during the 2004 event at Oakland Hills.
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Irishman Paul McGinley embraced a countryman who rushed the green after McGinley's win in the '04 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills.
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2002 If he goes there, they will come. Some serious Tiger Woods fans made it to The Belfry in 2002, but they came away disappointed: the Americans lost 15 1/2 to 12 1/2.