SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France – The European Ryder Cup team began its week by laughing at itself.
Noted impressionist Conor Moore made a 10-minute clip in which he took turns poking fun at the 12 team members in a press-conference setting.
The video has not, and probably will not, be made public.
“It was extremely funny, I have to say,” Ian Poulter said. “Clips like that, they can help the team get together. Although we’re taking the mickey out of one another, it’s quite a good way to start the week off.”
The best impression, apparently, was of reigning Open champion Francesco Molinari.
“I think Fran’s has made me giggle for about 10 hours now," Tommy Fleetwood said.
"Just how deadpan he was – just trying to make how excited he was with his deadpan tone. It was perfect, really. It was absolutely spot-on."
Even the typically stoic Molinari found the video hilarious.
“I’m actually thinking of it all the time now answering questions, trying to smile a bit more,” he said, laughing.
So is this the new, more lively version of Molinari?
“Can’t you tell the difference?” he said dryly.