Which football teams do Team Europe support?
They’re tasked with retaining the Ryder Cup this weekend but you wouldn’t blame Thomas Bjorn’s players from having a close eye over matters from the football world this weekend.
Bjron is a die hard Liverpool fan and a tour of Anfield was one of his last activities before heading to Le Golf National but which teams do his players support?
Paul Casey – None
Casey has stated in the past that he not a football fan.
Sergio Garcia – Real Madrid
Sergio Garcia is a massive Real Madrid fan, so much so that when he won the 2017 Masters the club invited him to take the honorary kick off of the El Classico at the Bernabeau.
Surprisingly, the Spaniard also keeps a close eye on Leeds United’s results as he is the brother-in-law of midfielder Pablo Hernandez.
Tommy Fleetwood – Everton
If you’re a Scouser, you’re either a blue or a red and Fleetwood is a big Evertonian. Despite this, it’s not stopped the Englishman cooking up a surprising bromance with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Tyrrell Hatton – Liverpool
Hatton is a big fan of the Reds and has admitted he has got to know James Milner over the past couple of years and when their schedules permit, he tees it up with the Liverpool star.
Rory McIlroy – Manchester United
The Northern Irishman is a big fan of the Red Devils and usually plays with some of their legends in the BMW Championship Pro-Am. McIlroy also paraded the Claret Jug at Old Trafford when he won it in 2014.
Francesco Molinari – Inter Milan/West Ham
Molinari supports Italian giants Internazionale Milano, commonly known as Inter Milan. He even wore these custom Nike Lunar golf shoes during the 2011 Italian Open.
However, the Champion Golfer of the Year started following West Ham United in 2008 when Italian legend Gianfranco Zola took charge of the Hammers.
Alex Noren – Unknown
Noren lists football and cars as his interests on the PGA Tour website but he doesn’t give much away as to who he supports. He’s from Stockholm so maybe he supports local team AIK Football?
Ian Poulter – Arsenal
It’s well documented that Poulter is a massive Arsenal fan if you take a look at his social media. He even wore an Arsenal shirt during one of his rounds, creating the horrible outfit above.
Thorbjorn Olesen – FC Copenhagen/Manchester United
The Ryder Cup rookie has referred to himself as a football nut in the past and follows both FC Copenhagen and Manchester United.
Jon Rahm – Atletic Bilbao
Rahm is an avid fan of the Basque football team Athletic Bilbao. The Spaniard doesn’t hide his love for the Bilbao and has stated in the past that they were his first love and that he always dreamed of playing for them during his childhood.
Justin Rose – Chelsea/Orlando City SC
Rose is a lifelong Chelsea fan and paid a visit to their Cobham training ground to show off his Olympic gold medal. He also keeps a close eye on Orlando City when he is out playing in the United States.
Henrik Stenson – Manchester United
The Swede isn’t the biggest football supporter in the world but if he had to he says he would choose Manchester United, mainly due to his his favourite player, Jesper Blomqvist, who played at Old Trafford between 1998 and 2001.