Watch: Wildly entertaining video shows Team Europe stars ‘out of context’

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Watch: Wildly entertaining video shows Team Europe stars ‘out of context’

There’s plenty to get serious about with the Ryder Cup fast approaching, but Team Europe continues to score points for taking a lighthearted approach to the competition, which starts Friday at Whistling Straits.

A released animation called “Out of context,” which mashes up a number of audio clips, has been getting rave reviews and even some of the players have commented.

Funny moments include a “ripper” from Bernd Wiesberger and Jon Rahm dancing shirtless atop a table while his chums cheer him on.

Golfweek’s Adam Schupak asked Rahm if the hilarious depiction was an accurate portrayal of his actions after the team’s win in 2018.

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“No, but that’s what they want me to do this year if that were to happen. I mean, it’s not what I did, I can tell you the environment is not too far from that, OK,” Rahm said. “Now, nobody was on tables, shirt off; I certainly wasn’t. But the environment is somewhat similar. Some people were going just as hard that night celebrating, which I don’t blame them. It’s a stressful long year.

“When you are in an environment with no judgment, you’re not scared of anybody posting on Instagram, you can let yourself go a little bit and be vulnerable, and that’s the fun part of things like that.”

This fun comes just a day or so after European captain Padraig Harrington showed his team a 2 minute, 33-second video titled, “We’re the 164,” that gave goosebumps to team members and was subsequently posted to social media.

The European side has played all its cards correctly in the lead-up to the event, as the first foursome of players to take to the first tee Wednesday morning at Whistling Straits – Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Tyrrell Hatton and Jon Rahm – were sporting Cheesehead hats, the calling card for the state known as America’s Dairyland.

As the pro-USA crowd roared its approval, the eight Europeans tossed the Cheesehead hats to assembled fans.