Butt Slaps & Man Hugs: Ryder Cup on Social Media

The 2014 Ryder Cup is in the books, closing out another wild weekend full of upsets, surprises, and some really good golf — if you’re a European fan. But it you weren’t fully paying attention to everything that happened you missed some great, and not so great, moments.

Here’s a roundup of the best ones as told by social media.

Here’s the scene that will be remembered for the next two years — by both sides:



Some slick moves from the Spaniard after his win over Jim Furyk Sunday:



Check out Matt Kuchar signing a ball mid-match:



Patrick Reed was a center of attention Sunday, too. There was this on the first tee:

And then he did this, which will also likely be remembered for the next two years:

As soon as Europe had clinched its win, dejected U.S. fans looked towards 2016 and wondered who the U.S. captain would be:

Here’s the man of the day Saturday: Justin Rose:

This is how it seemed things were going:

Perhaps Rose’s play was enough to make Rory do this:

Rose wasn’t the only one that played well, though:

Here’s a little more “tour sauce” for you:

It wasn’t all good for Reed, though. Look at his caddie’s reaction:

And here’s the best one of Day 2, from our own Shane Bacon giving the U.S. a little suggestion for Sunday:

Kicking off Friday’s moments was Phil whiffing like Brady:

Michael Jordan giving Rickie Fowler a man-hug:

The first of many butt slaps from these guys:

Sergio Garcia hit a not-so good looking drive:

And whiffed on this high five:

But he did stick this approach when needed most:

Rickie Fowler hit the shot of the day: approach out of the rough to 10 feet.

And the PGA Tour had the perfect response:

Jimmy Walker played really well. And drained this shot.

And, we’ll end with fans at the Ryder Cup walking really, really fast:

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