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Ryder Cup brings out the passion in golf
Ryder Cup brings out the passion in golf

Golf etiquette usually goes like this: When a player arrives at the tee, the crowd claps for a few moments before falling respectfully silent. That's not what happened at the Ryder Cup two years ago at Medinah, outside Chicago. As Ian Poulter stepped up to the ball, he asked for some noise. The fans began to cheer and the English veteran demanded more, waving his hand until they broke out in song. That, in a nutshell, is the difference between the Ryder Cup and pretty much every other tournament. "The biggest adrenaline rush you could ever possibly have," Poulter calls it. "You don't get that experience in any other form of golf." Unbridled emotion...

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