Ryder Cup: American, European teams trade friendly barbs on social media
We're only 100 days from the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club and things are already starting to heat up on social media.
It started innocently enough, with the European team's Twitter page publishing a video to mark the occasion of being 100 days out.
Then the Americans, not to be outdone, responded with another rather cordial video reminding the Europeans how excited Americans are for the event.
.@RyderCupEurope We'll see you at the first tee https://t.co/gk7mcwCQ0F— Ryder Cup USA (@RyderCupUSA) June 22, 2016
Here's where things get interesting. Europe got some early trash talk in, reminding everyone who has held on to the Ryder Cup since 2010.
.@RyderCupUSA four in a row? https://t.co/kbn9H65BPv— Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) June 22, 2016
It's trash talk like this that makes the Ryder Cup my favorite event in all of golf. It means so much more than money or points, it's the bragging rights for an entire nation or an entire continent.
So the Americans dropped their secret weapon, it's Boo Weekley riding the bull!
.@RyderCupEurope Remember, you're in our house this time! https://t.co/k4k0BWKgEn— Ryder Cup USA (@RyderCupUSA) June 22, 2016
But the thing about trash talk is it all comes down to winning. Winners hold the ultimate trump card, as proven here.
.@RyderCupUSA remember the last time we were in your house? https://t.co/gmmIteaSpc— Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) June 22, 2016
Patrick Reed is not intimidated! The Americans are ready to get the Ryder Cup back.
.@RyderCupEurope Ssssshhhhhh! See you in September. https://t.co/51qZQiQWXv— Ryder Cup USA (@RyderCupUSA) June 22, 2016
Who else is ready for Sept. 30?