Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, John Burleigh. These are the big names from a dominant European Ryder Cup weekend. All made their mark on golf history… in one way or another.
You know the first four and have almost certainly seen the final one as he symbolised the European victory after Rickie Fowler’s curious concession. Seventy-year-old Burleigh jumped into a nearby lake after Tommy Fleetwood locked up the Ryder Cup. You’ve probably seen the video already, but here it is for good measure:
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Look at that 0-to-100 speed and hat drop before the leap. This is a man who’s consciously or unconsciously been planning to do this his entire life. The 16th hole at Marco Simone will never be the same.
Burleigh, who has been dubbed “Colonel Sanders” for his…