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European caddie wears bib taunting Team USA over Ryder Cup at Valspar Championship

March 21, 2024

Mike Ehrmann

It's been nearly six months since Europe took back the Ryder Cup with a dominant performance in Rome, but one caddie this week is making sure to remind everyone about it.

The Valspar Championship is probably best known for Innisbrook's "Snake Pit," but in recent years it's also been that place where caddies where bibs with fun messages on the back. We've seen some good ones, including one PGA Tour pro roasting himself last year, but nothing tops this from Robert MacIntyre's looper, Mike Burrows:

"EUR16.5-11.5USA," a score that Americans would like to forget. Damn, that's just flat-out taunting Team USA. Too soon? More like too late, if anything. Either way, that's some serious trash talk. Well, trash write.

What makes it even crazier is that Burrows wasn't even on the bag for Bob at Marco Simone Golf Club in September. These two joined forces the following month. But Mike is English and we know how much Europe cares about the biennial event.

Anyway, MacIntyre is paired with a couple Americans, Kevin Roy and Chandler Phillips, the first couple days at Innisbrook. Of course, his caddie's message would be even bolder if Robert were playing with someone who played on Team USA. Fingers crossed that happens this weekend.