'As big as it gets': 43rd Ryder Cup invites everyone to its grand opening weekend in Sheboygan for free
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- One of golf's biggest tournaments is teeing off at a Sheboygan golf course next week.
The 43rd Ryder Cup is teeing off in Wisconsin next week. @PGA is inviting everyone to Whistling Straits for the grand opening event this weekend.— Gabriella Bachara (@GabbyBachara) September 15, 2021
?No ticket necessary/Free parking
?Cashless transactions only at Pro Shop
"This is as big as it gets in golf, and that's one of the reasons we're standing in a 60,000-square foot tent the size of a football field," PGA America Senior Director of Merchandising and Licensing Michael Quirk said.
From T-shirts and hats to Wisconsin themed gifts, the Ryder Cup Pro Shop has it all.
"We kind of challenge people to look for something we don't have," Quirk said. "The biggest crowds are going to be here Friday, Saturday, Sunday. So we need to be sure our inventory levels are at a high level going into the weekend."
It's a rare opportunity for a Wisconsin golf course to host this competition, especially since it bounces between Europe and the United States every two years. There's no shortage of representing the Dairyland these golfers will compete in.
"That is what connects this event to the area. So forever when someone wears that 2020 Ryder Cup product and shield with Whistling Straits under it, that's kind of embracing that was my home," Quirk said.
The entire event is cashless.