Reporting Suzanne Le Mignot
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MEDINAH, Ill. (CBS) — They come from near and far to show their love for the U.S. or Europe.
They’re diehard golf fans at the Ryder Cup taking place at Medinah Country Club this weekend. As CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot found out, they’re expressing their devotion in many ways.
The Americans, for example, show their team spirit through song.
One group of men from Minneapolis call themselves The USA Ryder Cup Viking Team.”
“We decided when we went to Wales in 2010, the Vikings needed to make a presence and be the 13th man,” Cal Franklin says. “We came up with songs, we’re singing to the team, they’re going wild with us.”
Men clad in the European Union flag show their patriotism by wearing tights.
Others choose face paint.
“There’s a gang of us and we’ve all come in kilts, to support the European team,” Keith Dutton of Manchester, England, says.
While each person may share a different view for who should be winning at the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club, they all have one passion: golf.
“It’s hard to describe in words it’s so exciting,” says Art Frigo, special adviser to the executive committee.
The Ryder Cup is the only time pro golf is a team competition.