Fly Your Ryder Cup Flag
Following Team Europe’s win at the 2012 Ryder Cup, professional golfer Ian Poulter was asked why he could not adapt his mastery in match play to win a major. He responded, “I’ve got more pride and passion to play in the Ryder Cup.”
Team Europe had just come back from a large deficit on the final day of competition to shock Team USA on its home soil. No easy feat when America had the likes of Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson. Poulter won all four of his matches throughout the weekend. The Englishman added, “…if I don’t win another golf tournament from here, this will go down as the highlight of my golfing career.”
It is evident Poulter relishes competition and the chance to come together with his European compatriots to take on the Americans every two years. Golf is usually an individual sport so opportunities to contribute to a Ryder Cup team is a breath of fresh air for the top players in the world. There is a newfound passion when each player is not just playing for themselves, but for the country they represent.
At Rocket Tour, we love Poulter’s spirit because it is exactly what we hope for in all golfers. We want to inspire everyone that steps on the golf course to feel the same motivation whether it be for their club, team, family or country. We encourage golfers to “fly their flag” with pride.
The Ryder Cup is special because the only prize on the line is bragging rights. There’s a nice team trophy but no money or individual honors. It comes down to how well one team performs over the other. It’s about the ultimate fight for the teammate next to them.
Our products are assembled here in the U.S., so we’ll be supporting our national team to retain the Ryder Cup in France this week. However, we look forward to watching all the flags fly over there - win or lose.
The teams and players should be feeling the honor to represent their country’s colors. All that’s left to do is #StripeIt.