The Ryder Cup itself is nationalistic in nature, so it’s no surprise that America’s national anthem has played a major role at the 2016 Ryder Cup matches.
It was also Arnold Palmer’s final wish for the Ryder Cup.
“We don’t play ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ enough during the matches, and that is one of the things I think we need to do.”
— JOHNSON (@JOHNSONFUN1) September 26, 2016
With the recent politicization of America’s anthem, specifically by those in the NFL, many fans are getting fed up and boycotting. So it was no surprise to see golf and Ryder Cup fans gloat on Twitter.
Take that, Colin Kaepernick! ?? #RyderCup ??
— ?Androphile???? (@oooobear) October 1, 2016
— Helmsey (@helmsey_mhelms) October 1, 2016
Any jackasses kneeling while the crowd spontaneously breaks out in the National Anthem at the #RyderCup?
I didn't think so.
— CaptainTouchback (@CaptTouchback) October 1, 2016
— Life Of A Vikes Fan (@SkolBros) September 29, 2016
— CHERRI (@cfoxxprice) September 29, 2016
Cool. Sporting event where everyone standing for National Anthem. #RyderCup
— Dave Shedloski (@DaveShedloski) September 29, 2016
— Restore Reality (@restorereality) October 1, 2016
Real Americans and athletes today at the Ryder Cup. The gallery sang our national anthem and the athletes placed hands over hearts
— Gigi716 (@Gigi71621) October 1, 2016