GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- You could call them the unofficial cheerleaders for Team USA at the Ryder Cup. The American Marshals have followed the team to every Cup since Valhalla in 2008. They are based in Minnesota, so it's really a treat to have golf's biggest event come home.
The American Marshals spotted Europeans wearing festive outfits, and singing songs, all while on American turf at the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club. The Americans were not showing the same enthusiasm, and thus, the American Marshals were born.
They’ve created fun songs, and chants, and believe in the “We Are 13” creed and associated sportsmanship. The American Marshals have traveled and supported every Ryder Cup since 2008 with stops in Wales, Chicago, and Scotland.
Hazeltine National Golf Club, which played host to its first PGA Championship in 2002 and then again in 2009, will be the first club in Minnesota to host the biennial event that brings together the United States and Europe in a compelling match-play format.