Golf GameBook has partnered with the European Tour to create a ’Beat the Pro’ game. Ahead of this year’s Ryder Cup, members will be able to re-live iconic Ryder Cup moments with a new match play format in the Ryder Cup fan game.
Matches will be completed on the Golf GameBook application, where users can participate in Ryder Cup-themed challenges, and can choose to play for either Europe or the U.S.A. As part of the European Tour’s build-up to The 2018 Ryder Cup players can re-live historic Ryder Cup matches that went down to the last hole. Golf fans across the world can play their own round of golf and try to beat the score posted by the professional during the Ryder Cup match.
An Instant Classic: Reed vs. McIlroy
The 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine provided one of the most electric, adrenalin-charged three days in the history of golf. Nowhere was this more evident than one magnificent Sunday which saw the epic scrap between Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy, an opening match-up which promised much and delivered all that and more. They played golf beyond compare, it was as sublime as it was ridiculous, an all-out, toe-to-toe contest that saw the pair match each other blow-for-blow, putt for putt, celebration for celebration.
Reed defeated McIlroy 1-up in the head-to-head matchup between the Cup’s two hottest golfers, the pairing which every golf fan craved. The pairings gods delivered and the golfers crushed reasonable expectations, like a video game gone wild. In a must-win match certain to set the tone for either side, Reed and McIlroy’s four-hole front nine stretch will live forever in highlight packages and golf course grill rooms. Each putt, swing and crazed celebration seared into our heart, soul and mind.