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This Team USA Ryder Cup photo had everyone talking about Stewart Cink's massive calves

September 11, 2023

The 2023 Ryder Cup is still more than a couple weeks away, but if the scoring was based on calf muscles, the U.S. would already hold an edge. And a HUGE one at that.

Zach Johnson's squad gathered in Rome over the weekend for a scouting report of Marco Simone, but it was one particular photo from the team bonding mission that turned heads. And had everyone looking at Stewart Cink's legs.

That's because the 6-foot-4 American vice captain looked like an absolute unit wearing team shorts. Let's just say it doesn't appear that the 50-year-old has skipped leg day since winning the 2009 Open Championship. Have a look for yourself. (Cink is on the left side of the photo, but you'll have no problem finding the guy who looks like he's standing on two oil barrels.)

What a beast. Even Phil Mickelson would have to be impressed. Seriously, how did Cink get those weapons through airport security?

Here's a closer look. And we cropped the photo to keep Brooks Koepka in the frame because of his reputation for being a big, athletic dude:


Crazy. Anyway, there were plenty of other astute comments like why is Rickie Fowler the only person wearing pants? Or why is Brian Harman the only player not wearing white shoes? Or where the heck is Jordan Spieth?! But our favorties all involved Stew's sticks. Here's a sampling:

We're guessing it won't come to that, but yes, we would like Team USA's chances in that unlikely scenario. Anyway, props to Cink for staying so fit at fifty. And if Captain Johnson doesn't have his vice captains wear shorts every day for intimidation he should be relieved of his duties.