European Ryder Cup Vets Hazed Tommy Fleetwood During Rain Delay And Pranked Captain Thomas Bjorn

Rory McIlroy

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The final round of the 2018 BMW Championship was delayed yesterday. TV coverage will commence this morning and the final round will wrap up, bringing a close to the final PGA tournament before the Tour Championship at East Lake GC in Atlanta. To kill time during the rain delay, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, and Tommy Fleetwood went for a drive together and filmed their shenanigans.

After the Tour Championship then all eyes turn to the Ryder Cup in France which will be held during the last weekend of September. Team USA’s the favorite this year even though they haven’t won on European soil in what seems like forever.

Just look at the names on Team USA’s roster and tell me there’s some possibility that they don’t win: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reid, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson.

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This win should be a lock for Team USA, in theory. But then you see this footage of Team Europe cruising around bonding together, acting like they’re the oldest friends in the world.

The clip starts out with some friendly hazing with Rory telling the others it’s ‘Major Champions in the front seat’ and the rest in the back. They then give Tommy Fleetwood a rundown of the type of hazing that can be expected like cleaning shoes and running errands. After that, they prank call Team Europe captain Thomas Bjorn and tell him they need tens of thousands of dollars worth of cryo recovery chambers for the event.

For some reason, this video’s only up on Twitter. You can watch it there by hitting the play button on the video below or you can access the tweet directly here. You can also find me on Twitter at @casspa.

As a Team USA fan, you hate to see these dudes bonding so well on a day off caused by rain just weeks before the Ryder Cup. As a golf fan, you love to see these bros out there mixing it up so you can put some context to life away from the course.

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It’s so rare that we see anything beyond Instagram when it comes to these golfer’s lives off the course. As a fan, it’s always cool to see that they’re not just highly-functioning robots and that they can still kick back and relax when they’re not on the course. I guess I always wonder about how the stress of being a pro golfer, a solo sport, causes these guys to isolate themselves from their peers because it’s them against the field.

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