The 1st tee at any Ryder Cup is one of the best and most exciting spots to watch the biennial action, and this year’s event at Hazeltine will be no different.
It’s at the opening tee box where you see every player get introduced in front of a roaring crowd, and a Ryder Cup crowd isn’t what you’ll see at a normal PGA Tour stop. Fans get into it, cheering for their countries and waving flags, and the players do, too. If you don’t believe us, check out the video below of Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose teeing off during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah, with Poulter and Watson pumping up the crowd.
It should get loud this year, too, and to prove that check out the tweet below from Hazeltine National superintendent Chris Tritabaugh. That’s a lot of seats around the opening tee box, and it’s certain to get rowdy on Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
— Chris Tritabaugh (@ct_turf) August 31, 2016