The craziest fans at the Ryder Cup

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When it comes to sports passion, nothing brings out the crazy in golf fans more than the Ryder Cup.

Golf’s premier international competition kicked off on Friday at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. With Team USA looking to win the cup for the first time since 2008, the fans have come out in droves and many of them are wearing their national pride on their sleeve … and their hats, and pants, and even socks.

Below is a look at some of the fans with the craziest costumes and attire from the opening day of the Ryder Cup.


The Vikings have landed.

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The socks were a nice touch.

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These European fans were dancing early in the day.

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Here is the back of those outfits which includes the flag of Europe on their heinies.

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Rocky was in the house.

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Here is a full full view of the costume.

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You can’t have Team USA competing without Uncle Sam.

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You also apparently need an eagle and Abe Lincoln.

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Some eagles are more intimidating than others.

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Some Canadians crossed the border to support Team USA.

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Or maybe just to drink beer. Yeah, probably to drink beer.

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So many Union Jacks.

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And then there is this guy.

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And these … clowns?

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The fella on the right looks a little uncomfortable.

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The Guinness is a solid beer of choice when wearing a Union Jack suit and a bowler.

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These fans chose a tribute to Arnold Palmer.

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And then there is this guy, who won $100 during a practice round on Thursday after heckling some of the European golfers.

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Read more: A Ryder Cup fan who heckled Rory McIlroy for missing a putt came out and hit the same shot to win $100


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