Before this year’s edition of the Ryder Cup, the golf equivalent of the Davis Cup, celebrities from the United States and Europe took part in a star-studded version of the event—with tennis players on both teams.
John McEnroe and James Blake defeated French all-timers Guy Forget and Yannick Noah in one of the duels as the American team beat the Europeans 15-13 at Le Golf National in Paris, the site of the Ryder Cup.
Those four made sure the tennis world was well represented among the bold-faced names from nearly every other walk of life: from film to politics to music and more. Team USA featured actor Samuel L. Jackson, former Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice and swimmer Michael Phelps among its ranks. The European brigade included singer Niall Horan, footballer Alessandro Del Piero and Olympic fencer Laura Flessel-Colovic on its 10-person team.
Blake, a former Davis Cup champion, was pumped to win another international team event and offered up some well wishes for his compatriots on the PGA Tour.
That winning feeling. USA. USA. USA. Feels pretty good for Americans to win this on European soil. Let’s keep that up all week. https://t.co/rZlcscAjIx— James Blake (@JRBlake) September 25, 2018
In the real Ryder Cup, Europe won by a 17.5 - 10.5 score.
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