Rory McIlroy and Team Europe have adopted a famous West Ham chant about Jarrod Bowen to celebrate their Ryder Cup win.
While West Ham were busy beating Sheffield United 2-0 at the weekend, Team Europe were in the midst of taking a commanding lead over the USA in the Ryder Cup.
There are big ties between football and golf with many players enjoying the other sport in their spare time.
There’s plenty of connections between West Ham and top level golf too.
Big links between Hammers and golf
Famous golf stars Francesco Molinari and Paul McGinley are big West Ham fans.
American and six-time winner on the PGA Tour, Billy Horschel, is a big West Ham supporter too.
And he has become close friends with West Ham sporting director Mark Noble as a result.
A West Ham fan laid down a marker during the Ryder Cup over in Rome when they were spotted doing the crossed Hammers behind Justin Rose at the weekend. You can see that in the post below.
Rory McIlroy and Team Europe adopt famous West Ham chant about Jarrod Bowen to celebrate Ryder Cup win
Someone was also heard shouting “Irons” after Justin Thomas teed off on the 16th in the singles as Team Europe edged ever closer to victory.
West Ham’s players and fans have done plenty of celebrating over the last few months after lifting the club’s first trophy in 43 years back in June.
West Ham are champions of Europe and their chant about Prague hero Jarrod Bowen became the club’s theme tune of that triumph.
West Ham really are massive everywhere they go
So it’s fitting that Team Europe have taken on the chant from the champions of Europe.
Because Rory McIlroy and Team Europe have adopted the famous West Ham chant about Bowen to celebrate the Ryder Cup win.
Video posted online by the official Ryder Cup Europe account – which you can see below – shows Man United fan McIlroy holding the trophy on the team bus as the players belt out the Bowen chant with the words “Europe’s on fire, USA are terrified”.
Obviously the chant originated years ago when Wigan fans sung it about Will Grigg.
But it has been West Ham fans who revived the chant, made it their own and brought it back into popularity over the last couple of years.
So it’s great to see it being adopted by Team Europe to celebrate the win over Team USA.
And it is conclusive proof that West Ham really are massive.
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