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NFL Draft - Ryder Cup Style

The 2020 Whiskey Pines National Ryder Cup Style NFL Draft


In honor of the 2020 NFL Draft we decided to put together what this would look like if each NFL team could draft their own Ryder Cup tandem. Considering I completely made this up and convinced my friends to play along you can argue all you want....enjoy yelling into that void.


  • All 32 teams are given a golf course within 100 miles of their NFL team (Course ranking is by golfdigest top courses in the USA)

  • Draft will last 2 rounds and each team will try to pick their ideal Ryder Cup twosome

  • The draft was randomized on some website I found on the internet

  • All golfers in the Official World Golf Ranking

  • We will put them into a bracket and vote on twitter @whiskeypines on the best twosome! First round of voting Monday, April 27. Second round - Wednesday, April 29. Third Round - Friday, May 1. Final four - Monday, May 4 and Championship - Wednesday, May 6


FIRST ROUND:


1st Pick: Tennessee Titans - The Golf Club of Tennessee (#163)

Tiger Woods - OWGR #11

  • 82 Official PGA Tour Wins

  • 15 Majors

  • 14-1 when going into the final round of a major with at least a share of the lead

  • The GOAT

2nd Pick: Atlanta Falcons - Peachtree Golf Club (#30)

Rory McIlroy - OWGR #1

  • 27 Professional Wins

  • 4 Majors

  • Overslept at the 2012 Ryder Cup and still beat Keegan Bradley

3rd Pick: Philadelphia Eagles - Merion Golf Club (#6)

Brooks Koepka - OWGR #3

  • 7 Professional Wins

  • 4 Majors

  • "I think sometimes the Majors are the easiest ones to win."

4th Pick: Arizona Cardinals - The Estancia Club (#70)

Dustin Johnson - OWGR #5

  • 28 Professional Wins

  • 1 Major

  • Engaged to Wayne Gretzkys daughter... PAAAULLLINA

  • "Fell down" some stairs prior to the Masters

5th Pick: Denver Broncos - Castle Pines Golf Club (#48)

Justin Thomas - OWGR #4

  • 13 Professional Wins

  • 1 Major

  • Dad is a PGA Professional and is best friends with Jordan Spieth...don't know if you've heard

6th Pick: Miami Dolphins - Seminole Golf Club (#12)

Jon Rahm - OWGR #2

  • 10 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major T3 (2019 US Open)

  • Nickname is Rahmbo

7th Pick: Houston Texans - Whispering Pines Golf Club (#54)

Tommy Fleetwood - OWGR #10

  • 8 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major 2nd (2018 US Open)

  • Great head of lettuce - OMEGA Ambassador

8th Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers - Oakmont Country Club (#5)

Justin Rose - OWGR #14

  • 24 Professional Wins

  • 1 Major

  • Was actually born in South Africa....I have some people to talk to about his Ryder Cup Points for Europe

9th Pick: San Francisco 49ers - Cypress Point (#3)

Adam Scott - OWGR #6

  • 31 Professional Wins

  • 1 Major (Surprised to see this, could have sworn it was more)

  • Apparently is very attractive.......from what we've been told a lot

10th Pick: Seattle Seahawks - Sahalee CC (#117)

Xander Schauffele - OWGR #12

  • 5 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major T2 (2019 Masters)

  • Has not seen his own swing in 8 years

11th Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Streamsong (#112)

Tony Finau - OWGR #16

  • 2 Professional Wins

  • Finished 2nd on Big Break Disney

  • Best finish in a major 3rd (2019 US Open)

12th Pick: LA Chargers - LA Country Club (#19)

Bryson DeChambeau - OWGR #13

  • 7 Professional Wins

  • In 2017, gifted billionaire and President of the United States Donald Trump golf clubs valued at $750

  • Gained weight to hit the ball further but it hasn't sped up his game so he still loses with his same length irons (37.5)

  • Best finish in a major T15 (2016 US Open)

13th Pick: Dallas Cowboys - Dallas National Golf Club (#65)

Patrick Cantlay - OWGR #7

  • 3 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major T3 (2019 PGA Championship)

  • Plays best in Vegas

14th Pick: Cleveland Browns - Brookside CC (NR)

Patrick Reed - OWGR #8

  • 8 Professional Wins - got lucky once at Augusta....

  • Known Cheater

  • Kind of a prick

  • Married a crazy person

  • Wants to be called Captain America but is terrible in team competitions without Jordan Spieth

15th Pick: LA Rams - Riviera Country Club (#23)

Gary Woodland - OWGR #18

  • 6 Professional Wins

  • 1 Major

  • Kansas Jayhawk alum

16th Pick: New Orleans Saints - Country Club of Louisiana (NR)

Matt Kuchar - OWGR #17

  • 16 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major 2nd (2017 Open Championship)

  • Great at ping pong, not great at tipping substitute caddies

17th Pick: Carolina Panthers - Pinehurst #2 (#29)

Webb Simpson - OWGR #9

  • 6 Professional Wins

  • 1 Major

  • Couldn't hand pick someone better for Carolina than Webb Simpson

18th Pick: Washington R-words - Congressional (#80)

Marc Leishman - OWGR #15

  • 12 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major T2 (2015 Open Championship)

  • Won the Warrnambool Club Championship as a 13-year old

19th Pick: Green Bay Packers - Whistling Straits (#21)

Rickie Fowler - T27

  • 9 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major 2nd (2018 Masters)

  • Younger brother of Ryan Foley

20th Pick: New England Patriots - The Country Club (Brookline) (#18)

Kevin Kisner - OWGR #36

  • 9 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major T2 (2018 Open Championship)

  • "Bringing 'same old, redneck, pretty-aggressive' style back"

  • Match play specialist, yet never gets picked for Ryder Cup

21st Pick: Las Vegas Raiders - Shadow Creek (#26)

Phil Mickelson - OWGR #61

  • 51 Professional Wins

  • 5 Majors

  • Nicknamed Lefty and top 20 in driving distance at the age of 49

  • Likes: Gambling, giving thumbs up, riding down hills on his butt, insider trading and showing off his calves

22nd Pick: Cincinatti Bengals - Camargo (#44)

Louis Oosthuizen - OWGR #19

  • 14 Professional Wins

  • 1 Major

  • One of the more enjoyable names to say on Tour

23rd Pick: Baltimore Ravens - Baltimore CC (#116)

Collin Morikawa - OWGR #44

  • 1 Professional Win

  • Best finish in a major T35 (2019 US Open)

  • Has binge watched all 8 seasons of Dexter, finished Ozark and started Money Heist since quarantine

24th Pick: New York Giants - Pine Valley (#1)

Kevin Na - OWGR #30

  • 7 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major 7th (2016 US Open)

  • Once made a 12-over 16 during the 2011 Texas Open

25th Pick: Buffalo Bills - Oak Hill (#22)

Sungjae Im - OWGR #23

  • 4 Professional Wins

  • Best major finish T42 (2018 PGA Championship)

  • Won the 2020 Honda Classic

26th Pick: Detroit Lions - Oakland Hills (#20)

Shane Lowry - OWGR #20

  • 5 Professional Wins

  • 1 Major

  • He is the son of Offaly 1982 All-Ireland winning footballer Brendan Lowry

27th Pick: New York Jets - Shinnecock Golf Club (#4)

Sergio Garcia - OWGR #38

  • 35 Professional Wins

  • 1 Major

  • Is super jealous of Tiger Woods and his success...probably

28th Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars - TPC Sawgrass (#49)

Tyrell Hatton - OWGR #21

  • 8 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major T5 (2016 Open Championship)

  • European Tour pro Gary Evans once told him to "grow up"

29th Pick: Indianapolis Colts - Crooked Stick (#99)

Viktor Hovland - OWGR #57

  • 1 Professional win

  • Best finish in a major T12 (2019 US Open)

  • Looks like a stoned Rory McIlroy

  • College teammate with Matthew Wolfe - Pokes Up

30th Pick: Minnesota Vikings - Interlachen (#58)

Erik van Rooyen - OWGR #42

  • 3 Professional Wins

  • Best finish in a major T8 (2019 PGA Championship)

  • First win on the European Tour - The Scandinavian Invitation

31st Pick: Chicago Bears - Chicago Golf Club (#14)

Max Homa - OWGR #71

  • 3 Professional Wins

  • Hosts a podcast 'Get a Grip' with Shane Bacon

  • Roasts swings on twitter

32nd Pick: Kansas City Chiefs - Prairie Dunes (#27)

Jason Day - OWGR #51

  • 17 Professional Wins

  • 1 Major

  • Lives in Ohio....by choice


ROUND 2:

33rd Pick: Kansas City Chiefs - Prairie Dunes

Bubba Watson - OWGR #53

34th Pick: Chicago Bears - Chicago Golf Club

Matt Fitzpatrick - OWGR #25

35th Pick: Minnesota Vikings - Interlachen

Henrik Stenson - OWGR #32

36th Pick: Indianapolis Colts - Crooked Stick

Matthew Wolf - OWGR #110

37th Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars - TPC Sawgrass

Ian Poulter - OWGR #58

38th Pick: New York Jets - Shinnecock Golf Club

Francesco Molinari - OWGR #28

39th Pick: Detroit Lions - Oakland Hills

Brandt Snedeker - OWGR #48

40th Pick: Buffalo Bills - Oak Hill

Abraham Ancer OWGR - #29

41st Pick: New York Giants - Pine Valley

Eddie Pepperell - OWGR #65

42nd Pick: Baltimore Ravens - Baltimore CC

Hideki Matsuyama - OWGR #22

43rd Pick: Cincinnati Bengals - Camargo

Jordan Spieth - OWGR #56

44th Pick: Las Vegas Raiders - Shadow Creek

Cameron Champ - OWGR #83

45th Pick: New England Patriots - The Country Club (Brookline)

Billy Horschel - OWGR #34

46th Pick: Green Bay Packers - Whistling Straits

Jazz Janewattananond - OWGR #39

47th Pick: Washington R-Words - Congressional

Cameron Smith - OWGR #35

48th Pick: Carolina Panthers - Pinehurst #2

Harold Varner III - OWGR #124

49th Pick: New Orleans Saints - Country Club of Louisiana

Keegan Bradley - OWGR #62

50th Pick: LA Rams - Riviera Country Club

Ryan Palmer - OWGR #79

51st Pick: Cleveland Browns - Brookside CC

JB Holmes - OWGR #95

52nd Pick: Dallas Cowboys - Dallas National Golf Club

Pat Perez - OWGR #144

53rd Pick: LA Chargers - LA Country Club

John Daly - OWGR #2089

54th Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Streamsong

Daniel Berger - OWGR #107

55th Pick: Seattle Seahawks - Sahalee

Charlie Hoffman - OWGR #158

56th Pick: San Francisco 49ers - Cypress Point

Ryan Fox - OWGR #131

57th Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers - Oakmont

Paul Casey - OWGR #24

58th Pick: Houston Texans - Whispering Pines

Lee Westwood - OWGR #31

59th Pick: Miami Dolphins - Seminole Golf Club

Matt Wallace - OWGR #43

60th Pick: Denver Broncos - Castle Pines

Adam Hadwin - OWGR #55

61st Pick: Arizona Cardinals - The Estancia Club

Jim Furyk - OWGR #85

62nd Pick: Philadelphia Eagles - Merion Golf Club

Charles Howell III - OWGR #77

63rd Pick: Atlanta Falcons - Peachtree Golf Club

Thomas Pieters - OWGR # 73

64th Pick: Tennessee Titans - The Golf Club of Tennessee

Calum Hill - OWGR #136


Team Summaries:


Team Shadow Creek

Phil Mickelson & Cameron Champ

Team Cypress Point

Adam Scott & Ryan Fox

Team Congressional

Marc Leishman & Cameron Smith

Team Country Club of Louisiana

Matt Kuchar & Keegan Bradley

Team GC of Tennessee

Tiger Woods & Calum Hill

Team Sahalee CC

Xander Schauffele & Charlie Hoffman

Team TPC Sawgrass

Tyrell Hatton & Ian Poulter

Team Oakland Hills

Shane Lowry & Brandt Snedeker


Team Riviera CC

Gary Woodland & Ryan Palmer

Team Shinnecock GC

Sergio Garcia & Francesco Molinari


Team Seminole GC

John Rahm & Matthew Wallace


Team Country Club (Brookline)

Kevin Kisner & Billy Horschel


Team Interlachen CC

Erik Van Rooyen & Henrik Stenson


Team Pinehurst #2

Webb Simpson & Harold Varner III


Team Castle Pines

Justin Thomas & Adam Hadwin


Team Oak Hill CC

Sungjae Im & Abraham Ancer


Team Pine Valley GC

Kevin Na & Eddie Pepperell


Team Baltimore CC

Collin Morikawa & Hideki Matsuyama


Team Brookside CC

Patrick Reed & JB Holmes


Team LA Country Club

Bryson DeChambeau & John Daly


Team Camargo GC

Louis Oosthuizen & Jordan Spieth


Team Streamsong

Tony Finau & Daniel Berger


Team Estancia Club

Dustin Johnson & Jim Furyk


Team Oakmont CC

Justin Rose & Paul Casey


Team Peachtree Golf Club

Rory McIlroy & Thomas Pieters


Team Crooked Stick

Viktor Holland & Matthew Wolf


Team Chicago GC

Max Homa & Matt Fitzpatrick


Team Prairie Dunes

Jason Day & Bubba Watson


Team Dallas National GC

Patrick Cantlay & Pat Perez

Team Whispering Pines GC

Tommy Fleetwood & Lee Westwood



Team Whistling Straits

Rickie Fowler & Jazz Janewattananond


Team Merion

Brooks Koepka & Charles Howell III


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