30 Sep '16, 12am

Ryder Cup opening ceremonies' usual excess saved by legends, Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin

Facebook Pinterest Getty Images Former Ryder Cup captains Tony Jacklin of Europe and Jack Nicklaus of the United States speak during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club. CHASKA, Minn.—Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin saved The Ryder Cup. Again. Fifty years after The Concession, the two greats took the stage to relive a seminal moment in match play history and to honor their friend, the late Arnold Palmer. The appearance provided a level of dignity for those unaware of their sportsmanship-defining Ryder Cup moment, followed by a stunning video tribute to the late Palmer that dared to interrupt the Ryder Cup opening’s traditional over-the-top drudgery. Hosts Dan Hicks and Michelle Tafoya were backed in the entertainment department by a flood of pre-recorded horns, singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc (nice get!) and Minnesota’s own Sounds of Blackness. ...

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