'Exciting to be a part of this': Golf fans enjoy practice sessions at Ryder Cup
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Ryder Cup is expecting 45,000 fans a day to come for the tournament. The actual competition starts Friday, Sept. 24, but people have the chance to watch their favorite players practice.
The big stars like Bryson DeChambeau got big cheers on Tuesday, but fans poured into Whistling Straits looking for more than golf.
For Mark Gossett from Alabama, it's quality time.
"It is a quick trip, but when your son's off in college, you treasure any time to you get to spend together and we enjoy golf tournaments, so it was an awesome opportunity to come," said Gossett.
For others, it's a chance to experience the Ryder Cup after it was canceled in 2020.
Todd Berardenilli came in from Cleveland, Ohio.
"As soon as we heard they were going to reup it and have it again this year, we definitely rebooked everything. We cancelled our hotel and got the same hotel," Berardenilli said.
Jeff Milbrath is from Sheboygan.
"It's just exciting to be a part of this. I'm volunteering this week and wanted my grandchildren to be part of it," Milbrath said.
Tuesday, Milbrath explored the beautiful golf course and views that Whistling Straits provides. He's also proud of Wisconsin's moment on the international stage this week.
"I think it's wonderful," said Milbrath. "It's terrific to get more people out here and more people excited about golf and excited about an event like this in Wisconsin."
A practice day to enjoy before the competition really begins.