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Watch Ryder Cup crowd go wild as Bryson DeChambeau ‘Happy Gilmore’s’ first tee and drives 350+ yards in practice

BRYSON DeCHAMBEAU channelled his inner Happy Gilmore after driving his tee shot during practice 350 yards.

And the 28-year-old also sent the home fans wild at Whistling Straits on Thursday after firing a T-Shirt cannon into the crowd.

Team USA posted footage of DeChambeau revving up the supporters, as they labelled him as the 'ultimate showman'.

In the clip, the 2020 US Open champion can be seen getting the fans riled up by performing Gilmore's 'Bull Dance' from the hit film, before launching T-Shirts into those in the stands.

And he then lived up his reputation from the tee as he hammered his drive over 350 yards as it rolled up to just before the green.

But despite his long-hitting success, captain Steve Stricker overlooked him for Friday's foursomes.

DeChambeau - competing in his second consecutive Ryder Cup - failed to win a point from any of his three matches in France three years ago.

Stricker revealed that the DeChambeau will get his turn to shine soon after discussing his omission.



He said: "We’re trying to make sure everyone gets a little bit of rest.

"He is going to get his turn at some point.

"These guys know the plan for the most part and are willing to do anything for the betterment of the team."

Fans have been left divided over whether Stricker made the right call to bench him, as one tweeted: "Among the four Americans sitting out morning matches is Bryson DeChambeau. Hmmm."

Commenting on DeChambeau's driving abilities, one remarked: "The ultimate definition of drive for show putt for doe."

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A third added: "Say what you like about Bryson but I like him. He's different and he's bloody good for the game."

Meanwhile one replied to Team USA's video by messaging: "Dude is so desperate for people to like him."

One then simply stated: "No this was so cringe I might root for EU."

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