Ryder Cup Drinking Game

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Want to make watching the action from Hazeltine EVEN MORE interesting? Look no further, seriously.. look... no...further, than our Ryder Cup drinking game

Planning to put in the hours in front of Sky Sports watching the Ryder Cup?
Try our Ryder Cup Drinking Game to make the hours pass, erm more riotously…

How to play:

Find a friend, then spot the following first and your opponent / friend has to drink the number of fingers indicated in brackets..

General observations 

Early, very early, interview with player in the dark (1)

Mention of ‘momentum’ (1)

Reference to where the commentators ate last night / general fantastic levels of hospitality  (3)

Irritating clip of the ‘Guardians of the Ryder Cup’ and how they add to the ‘unique atmosphere’. They don’t (1)

Clip of Tiger interacting with any player, and over analysis of the ‘significance of his role’ (1)

MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 30: Tiger Woods of the USA is seen in a press conference after Europe defeated the USA 14.5 to 13.5 at The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 30, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Astonishment at low scoring in Fourballs ‘Rose & Stenson are 7 under through 8’ as if it doesn’t happen every year (1)

Montage of Medinah (1)

Montage of Gleneagles (1)

Over-egging of how Europe should dominate the foursomes (despite Europeans never playing foursomes either) (2)

Discussion of the ‘importance role of the vice captain’, which no one really understands (1)

Reference to a ‘classic matchplay situation’ for any pair of putts inside 15 feet (1)

Shot of names slipping in to the scoreboard for the afternoon (2)

Lingering shot of certain wives, Jason Dufner not selected unfortunately  (1)

Sighting of former President (2) or Michael Jordan (3)

Sighting of Niall Horan (1)

VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Niall Horan of One Direction tees off during the Pro-Am prior to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2016 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Explanation of Niall’s golf game  e.g “Not a bad player, Niall, plays off nine…’ (3)

Wayne Riley whispering in hushed, expectant tones “He’s got the chief out”  (2)

Cheesy alliteration along the lines of ‘Darren Dazzles as Davis is Defeated ’ if Europe win (2)

Bruce Critchley, aka ‘The Colonel’ 

Use of the word ‘harbinger’ as in “let’s hope that really is the harbinger of good things to come for the European side” (5)

“He’s left himself ‘one of those’” referring to a three-footer, probably belonging to Mcilroy  (1)

“There’s a bit of meat left on that particular bone” (3)

12 Feb 1999: Commentators Ewen Murray and Bruce Critchley during the Dubai Desert Classic at the Dubai Creek GC in the United Arab Emirates. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Redington /Allsport

“His driving really is a case of duck or no dinner”  reference Mickelson or Johnson D (5)

The mention of the “cocktail hour fast approaching” sometime around 4pm (3)

Every time a sentence begins “One suspects” (1), “You sense” (1), “Well that’s right” (1), “And of course the great thing” (2)

Ewen Murray 

“That was then, this is now” (after recap of earlier action) (2)

“You’d think (insert European player) will take care of (insert American player) from there” (1)

“That could all change very quickly” (1)

“It’s tracking…it’s tracking” (1)

Butch Harmon

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Swing coach Butch Harmon watches a student during a practice round for the TOUR Championship By Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

“Fabulous” (1) and “Player A is a fabulous young man” (2)

Over-enthusiastic cheer when a European putt drops (2)

Pronouncing the word hybrid  “hi-bread” (3)


Stars & Stripes Gimp Suit (2), McIlroy wig (2), Tiger Mask (2)

Cardboard cut-out of Bubba Watson (2)

Fan drinking beer through a straw attached to his/her hat (2)


COLUMBUS, OH - AUGUST 11: Colin Montgomerie of Scotland watches his drive on the fifth hole during the first round of the 2016 Senior United States Open at Scioto Country Club on August 11, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Starting any sentence with ‘We think’ (1/2), ending any sentence ‘if you like’ (1/2)

Repetition of words mid sentence e.g. “Davis will be, will be very pleased with the way the foursomes have turned out” (3)

Repetition of “You know, you know, you know” (2), “Ah, ah ah ah, ah” (2)

Running fingers through hair when speaking, most likely when things are going badly (3)

Tipping head back and closing eyes mid-sentence to emphasise a serious point (4)



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