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The "regular" guy on the cover of Men's Health was just hanging with Phil Mickelson at the Ryder Cup

October 07, 2014

Noah Galloway is an army veteran who lost two limbs while serving in Iraq in 2005. He's also the first reader to land on the cover of Men's Health magazine, and it turns out his inspirational story has a golf connection.

Galloway sustained his injuries in 2005, after his Humvee ran into a road bomb in Iraq, and took up golf once he returned to the U.S. He's since become a public speaker, traveling around the country sharing his story and showing how people can draw inspiration from their own lives.

And that's where his second golf connection comes in: Galloway was among those who delivered a speech to the U.S. team before the 2014 Ryder Cup. According to an interview with Golf Channel, he told the players to keep things in perspective, and that "they're out here with the best because they are the best, and not to let the pressure of the Ryder Cup effect their game."

But it wasn't just heavy speeches. Afterwards, Galloway spent the night hanging out with the team room, snapping selfies and playing lots of ping pong. Here are a few instagrams of him from the week: