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The Ryder Cup brings out the patriots

Posted at 7:11 PM, Sep 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 20:11:13-04

HAVEN, Wis. (NBC 26) -- After being canceled in 2020 the Ryder Cup is officially back and golf fans from across Wisconsin and literally the world are watching it play out in Sheboygan county.

The crowds started forming at Whistling Straits at about 5 am Friday morning, many wanting to get one of the coveted spots in the grandstand to watch the first players tee off. This is an event where Europe and America's best golfers go toe to toe in competition and the fans tend to get very involved. Across the course, fans can be seen in colorful outfits representing their country, boastfully cheering on their team, but also keeping it respectful for the most part. Many fans realize this is a unique opportunity for the Badger state, and they were eager to make the trip.

"When we saw it was coming here, we were like we're going. I said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us to come to this area and see all these fabulous golfers and the excitement," says Becky Cecconi of Iron Mountain, Michigan.