We’ll have our own round-up of the memorable scenes at Le Golf National, but in the meantime, here’s a roundup of the glorious images from Paris
The moments that made the Ryder Cup
Like many fans around the world, the figures of Will Mackenzie and Eric Kohl never saw when their unfortunate likeness would be captured on camera for posterity. But unlike those of us standing patiently behind a camera, Mackenzie had a reason to be sad. It was revealed this week that the first photograph of him and Kohl that appeared on a Rolling Stone magazine cover was the one that never was. Mackenzie and Kohl had been photographed by the photograper who took the famous image of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of them storming the stage at the Altamont concert.
So let’s take a look at a dozen of our favourites from Le Golf National.
The moment that reignited it again.
There’s never been a better epitaph to a championship than the image of Seve Ballesteros, still bloodied, sitting in a metal chair on the 18th green and telling the referee: “Jokes on you.” A once great Open champion of genuine world class, his legacy is assured thanks to the image.
The moment that just made us understand what great golf courses feel like.
Down in the Open par-five 16th hole, it wasn’t difficult to imagine how it felt to hole out with that shot.
And the round that made the course great.
So was the one that helped draw this year’s Ryder Cup to Europe.
The shot that showed the moment the trophy-holders came to a standstill to wait for the last putt.
And the shot that told the story of a captain’s tournament.
The shot that brought the European players together in a group hug.
There’s never been a golf tournament more exciting than the Ryder Cup.