A new trend is about to take off. When Bubba Watson encouraged fans to cheer WHILE he teed off on the first hole at Medinah on Friday, he initiated a behavior that had never before happened in the history of golf.
Watson, however, indicated early on Saturday that he wouldn't encourage such antics on Day Two of the matches. But when Ian Poulter, paired with Watson on Saturday, instigated the crowd to keep yelling while he teed off, Watson followed suit.
Should this behavior remain confined within the walls of the 2012 Ryder Cup? Or should it become a tradition that endures not only in future Ryder Cups, but among golf tournaments as a whole?
Some of you think it's a Ryder Cup MUST.
@golfdigestmag in this format, on this stage? Absolutely! Great to watch, and as a Euro it was wonderful to see Poults do that - lots of fun— Duncan Mitchell (@duncmitchell) September 29, 2012
Others say it's something that should happen even beyond the Ryder Cup. If a pitcher has to throw a fastball amidst roars, why does a golfer need silence?
Only time will tell if this trend becomes a mainstay. For now, let's enjoy it while it lasts.
@golfdigestmag I love it! Starting a trend but not everyone can hit like that— Patriots Nation (@graveytrain02) September 29, 2012