Kohler (United States) (AFP)
The Ryder Cup victory could leave an indelible mark on European captain Padraig Harrington or his American counterpart Steve Stricker.
Harrington said he is committed to following in the footsteps of 2018 captain Thomas Bjorn for a commemorative tattoo if Europe keeps the trophy won in France three years ago.
“I’m glad that’s all they ask for, but I would have given up a lot more,” Harrington said of his players’ call for the victory mark.
“I think it’s an unwritten rule, so it did come up, yes, in the conversation. It is definitively acquired now in Europe. The captain needs to get a tattoo. I don’t have any other tattoos at this point so this would be a new experience for me. Where on the body? I do not know. “
Stricker said he and his players had “discussed tattoos in our bedroom”.
There’s a catch for the Wisconsin native: sort it out with his family.
“The problem is, my daughters, wife and kids have always asked me to get a tattoo and I’m like, ‘I don’t put decals on my body.’
“So, yeah, I should check with them first, I think, to see if I could actually get a Ryder Cup tattoo.
“The players gave me an idea of what I could put there. I told them where I was going to put it – it was going to go straight to my cheek, ”Stricker said, pointing to his behind.
Stricker has indicated that ink as well as champagne could flow into the team room to celebrate an American victory.
“We’ll see… but we could bring in a tattoo artist on Sunday night.” “
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