November 23, 2016 - 11:51am
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It's the thought that counts when giving a gift. When Captain Davis Love III was getting gifts for his Ryder Cup USA team members, he was clearly thinking "BBQ."

There are so many perks that come with being a member of a Ryder Cup team.

One of those is something you, as a fan, may not have even known about.

The captain typically gives his team members a pretty sweet gift. In the case of this year's 2016 USA team, their gift was, well, smokin'... literally.

Love is a huge fan of barbeque and is even a part owner of the wildly popular Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, Ga.

For his Ryder Cup team members, Love gifted a Lang BBQ Smoker. As if that wasn't cool enough, each smoker is customized with the Ryder Cup logo.

The smokers were recently delivered to the team members and Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson took to social media to share photos of their new gift:

 

Let's Smoke some meat!!! Thanks Capt. Love for the kick ace @langbbqsmokers Smoker!!!

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When your smoker looks like a train engine, that's pretty cool.

I'll take a pile of brisket, boys.  

Captain Davis Love III gifted smokers to Ryder Cup USA team
November 23, 2016 - 9:30am
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We reached out to you -- our 394,000+ friends in PGA.com Facebook Nation -- to ask: What golf moments -- either your own, or those you saw -- are you most thankful for this year?

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone. We recently took a look back at the year that was in golf and noted seven golf moments we were thankful for in 2016.

To piggyback on that theme, we reached out to you -- our 394,000+ friends in PGA.com Facebook Nation -- to ask the same question: What golf moments -- either your own, or those you saw -- are you most thankful for this year?

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We received a tremendous response, making it clear you all had a lot to be thankful for. Here's a list of our favorite answers:

Mark A. Plavan: Greatest Ryder Cup match of my lifetime!! I am Thankful that I got to play three rounds at Chambers Bay during the Veteran Golfers Association Western Region Qualifier. Awesome course breathtaking views!!

Anita Bengtsson: Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson, the best!

Glenn Meyers: Rory's finish at the Irish Open was incredible.

Cathy Anderson: Ryder Cup this year was so awesome. Was able to take my 18-year-old son who is a big golfer on Saturday and just had the BEST day.

Kevin Monaghan: Sergio and Phil (at the Ryder Cup), Henrik and Phil (at the Open Championship). Obviously! Best golf I've ever seen.

Steve Tamagni: Thankful golf is back in the Olympics.

Earl White: I am thankful for every single golf moment I have!

S Michael Pearson: Wasn't a fan of Reed but he's slowly moving up the charts.

Lindy Edmund: Thankful for being able to be at Hazeltine with my kids for the USA victory. Special.

Jordan Esensten: I am thankful to have played Pebble, Winged Foot, and National Golf Links this year.

Dave Mallon: My son made the all star team in his first year of PGA Junior League. And he sank a 20' birdie putt to win his match!

Simon Jackson: Great Golfers, Great Sportsmen and what an AWESOME match at the Ryder Cup. Rory STILL FED EX CAMP THOUGH!

Jared Seals: I get so emotionally jacked for team golf Patrick Reed had me pounding my chest on this one!

Garrett Kenneth: Dustin Johnson at the US Open was my top spot. Hoping for a repeat when I'm there at Erin Hills!

Jim Boerger: Phil and Sergio paired together on Sunday at the Ryder Cup was also EPIC!

Jon McGowan: One thing I'm truly grateful for is that I happened to record the Ryder Cup, so I'll have the McIlroy/Reed match to watch over and over.

Keith Pederson: Playing a tournament in September with a friend of mine, even though we lost that day. Eight days later he was killed in a car accident.

Boyd Baumgartner: Playing several rounds this past summer with my 23-year-old son. Every moment I got to spend with him was precious to me, regardless of the score.

Timothy Taylor: I am thankful I still get to play with my 78 year old father. (Not so thankful he still wins) and I shoot in the mid to high 80s!

Jim Cook: Playing golf with my wife, dad, me and my 2 sons!! Never take for granted when it will be the last time that this great game can be passed generation to generation!!

Terrence Craig Toutant: The Stenson/Mickelson Duel at Troon was the best golf I've ever watched. I also tied my personal low round of 4-over par this season. Next year I'm nailing par!!

Jeff Berry: For myself -- Made my first hole-in-one and my witness was my 12-year-old son. Watching Others -- Seeing Justin Rose come over and hand his ball to my 9-year-old son on the ninth green at the WGC-Bridgestone (Rose is his favorite). 

The golf moments our readers are thankful for this year