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Ryder Cup players are wearing yellow ribbons to honor Celia Barquin Arozamena

Ryder Cup players will wear yellow ribbons during the 2018 Ryder Cup to honor Spain’s Celia Barquin Arozamena, the former Iowa State champion golfer who was killed on a golf course last week. 

"The golfing family extends way beyond what we are trying to do this week," European captain Thomas Bjorn said. "You know, those events in America with Celia being killed playing golf is something that's hit everybody in the golf family, and obviously our two Spanish players very much. And we felt like that after a conversation from Ryder Cup Europe with Celia's mother, that we would honor her this week.

"That's what we are doing, and it's nothing about us, but it's just more about that the golfing family [being] touched by these things all over the world. It's terrible when things like this happen.

"[She was] such a great prospect for the game of golf, but also a wonderful person. And when you speak to Sergio and Jon about it, they will both [...] they couldn't talk highly enough about her. We felt like that was appropriate for the week."

The players' wives and partners will wear yellow roses during Thursday's opening ceremony. Ryder Cup action begins early Friday morning in the U.S.

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