5 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss Ryder Cup 2016
Isn’t it about time the U.S.A. wins back the cup?
Yes, Yes, Yes…U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A!
Here are 5 reasons why you should start making plans to attend the Ryder Cup in September 2016:
1. Jordan Spieth — With a Masters Green Jacket and U.S. Open trophy in 2015, Spieth has instantly established himself as the next transcendent star in golf. Oozing with class and integrity, Spieth is a winner on and off the course. He seems to be the perfect jolt of winning mentality the U.S.A. team wants and needs in the Ryder Cup. While only 22 years old, Spieth, nonetheless, is an old soul with a maturity way beyond his years. Even at his young age, he promises to provide key leadership on the 2016 team. Finally, the kid can flat out putt and we all know how important great putting is to winning the Ryder Cup.
2. Young Guns — In 2016, the USA team will most likely have an exceptional group of young guns playing alongside Spieth. At present, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka have all been playing well and presumably will be on the team. Fowler is a flashy competitor who has proven with his THE PLAYERS Championship and Scottish Open victories that he can deliver birdies in bunches when it counts. Reed has shown he’s not afraid of the big moments and has the confidence to take on Europe’s best. Koepka is a longballer, who has played lots of golf on the European Tour and seems primed to deliver when it counts.
3. Two Great Captains — Two of golf’s most respected Major championship winning golfers, Davis Love III and Darren Clarke, are the captains of the 2016 Ryder Cup teams. The low-key Love, who has Ryder Cup captain experience, (2012 at Medinah C.C.) brings a calm demeanor and thorough understanding of team golf to the 2016 Ryder Cup Matches. The affable Clarke is the first Northern Irishman to lead Europe against the U.S. He was also vice captain in the European wins in 2010 and 2012. Both captains are known for their great sportsmanship, competitiveness and admiration for the Ryder Cup.
4. Hazeltine National Golf Club — Located in Chaska, Minnesota (a suburb of Minneapolis), this Robert Trent Jones design, which opened for play in 1962, is one of America’s great courses. It has been a popular venue for some of golf’s biggest events. Hazeltine hosted the 1970 and 1991 U.S. Opens, 2002 PGA Championship and 2009 PGA Championship. Phenomenal mature tree growth, rolling hills and picturesque lakes dominate the golf experience. While many people comment about Hazeltine’s extreme length (7,642 yards from the Tournament Tees), the short par fours are challenging and exciting and will be key holes in the Ryder Cup matches. On the back nine, the 352-yard Number 14 hole and 402-yard Number 16 holes promise to be fun to watch.
5. Minneapolis/St. Paul Area — The Twin Cities offer a wide selection of museums, nightlife, music, big time sports, restaurants and family-oriented attractions. There are lakes of all sizes for boating and fishing excursions and shopping enthusiasts have easy access to the Mall of America, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the U.S. with more than 500 stores, an amusement park, aquarium and more than 50 restaurants. Golf is hugely popular in Minnesota, which has more golfers per capita than any other state. There are 65 courses within a 20-mile radius of downtown Minneapolis. If you want to tee up on your Ryder Cup visit, nearby courses include Chaska Town Course, Bluff Creek, Dahlgreen and Stonebrooke.
Premier Golf introduced it’s Ryder Cup 2016 packages in May (2015) and there are superb options in hotel accommodations, amenities, upgrades and extensions.