Hours of waiting pay off for dedicated Ryder Cup fans

- At the Ryder Cup you can count on three things: you are always going to have to walk a lot, on a day like Saturday you a probably going to sweat a little bit, and you also may have to wait.

It's one of the first decisions you make. Where do I go and how long should I wait?

"Just bide your time, wait until the spot opens up and seize the opportunity," a Ryder Cup spectator said.

At the 16th green, the best spot to witness history began filling up hours ahead of the first afternoon group.

As golfers were teeing off 5 holes away, fans were catching up on some sleep, knocking back a few beers and renewing centuries old rivalries.

Matt from Oklahoma helped pass the time with a chant off with a man from across the pond. 

As the first group approached the green, small chants gave way to those of a different sort: A USA chant.

The reason for hours spent in the sun suddenly becoming perfectly clear; the privilege to witness history was proving to be well worth the wait.

"I've been to a lot of tournaments but I have never seen anything like this in my life," a Ryder Cup spectator said.

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