Video: Bubba Watson hits opening tee shot with crowd cheering in the background

Jonathan Wall
September 28, 2012

MEDINAH, Ill. — Remember that scene in the movie "Happy Gilmore" where Adam Sandler's character urges the fans at the tournament to cheer while he's teeing off? It's a silly moment in the movie that many assumed would never be played out in real life at an actual event.

After all, who in their right mind cheers while a player is teeing off? Golf is a sport where silence is expected. There's nothing wrong with yelling the tired "Get in the hole" line after a drive on a par-5, mind you, but almost everyone knows to wait until after the shot is hit to scream.

Well, Bubba Watson decided to switch things up at the Ryder Cup during Friday's fourball match. Instead of asking for quiet, he pleaded with the crowd to make some noise as he bombed his tee shot.

Not one to disappoint, the U.S. crowd on the first tee let out a huge roar as Watson and Webb Simpson's caddie waved their arms in the air in an attempt to pump up the crowd. It was a scene unlike anything you'll ever see at a tournament.