The Ryder Cup victory for Team Europe was not only a triumph on the golf course, but it was also a cause for celebration off the course. And vice-captain Francesco Molinari is still feeling the effects of the party on Tuesday morning.
In an interview with talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast, Molinari admitted that he was slowly recovering from the celebrations. Asked about his head, he replied, “Not great! I still think I need a couple of days but it was obviously for a very good reason so…it was a great party! I can’t quite keep up with guys like Shane Lowry and Tyrell Hatton – they were the last two men standing.”
After their dominant 16½-11½ victory over Team USA, the European team celebrated in style on their way back from the golf course. They sang songs, including an enthusiastic rendition of ‘We Are the Champions’ led by captain Luke Donald and a roaring performance of the Proclaimers classic ‘500 Miles’ by Scot Bob MacIntyre.
Francesco Molinari also led the team in a chant for teammate Tommy Fleetwood. It was clear that the Europeans were in high spirits and thoroughly enjoying their victory.
Various pictures taken during the celebrations give us a glimpse into the party. Shane Lowry, with a big smile on his face, sat in front of the Ryder Cup trophy surrounded by empty bottles. Tyrell Hatton was seen wearing neon sunglasses as he enjoyed his drink. The images depict a night of joy and celebration for the European team.
However, the aftereffects of the party were also evident. Viktor Hovland, in particular, looked worse-for-wear the next morning as he lay in bed. It seems that the celebrations took their toll on some of the players.
The Ryder Cup victory for Team Europe was not just about golfing excellence but also about camaraderie and celebration. The Europeans celebrated their triumph in style, and the pictures and stories from the night show the unity and joy within the team.
As the hangovers subside and the players slowly recover, they can bask in the glory of their victory and reflect on the unforgettable celebrations that followed. The Ryder Cup win will forever be remembered as not just a triumph on the golf course, but also as a party that left a lasting impact on the players involved.