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Together, U.S. Ryder Cup Team accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 1:53 p.m.
Watson then called out the nine automatic qualifiers of the U.S. Team to take the challenge.
Well, on Wednesday, seven of the players accepted the challenge together -- a stunt organized by Jimmy Walker.
Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson and Walker all gathered at Ridgewood Country Club -- site of this week's Barclays -- to complete the challenge.
Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar were the only players not there, but Mickelson's caddie, Jim "Bones" Mackay, helped other caddies douse the players in attendance with the ice cold water which came from buckets bearing each player's last name.
It was quite the scene too. While most of the players were dressed as if they'd just walked off the course, that wasn't the case for Johnson and Watson.
Johnson looked like he had just stepped out of the gym in a t-shirt and shorts, while a shirtless Watson looked like... well, a shirtless Watson.
Here's the video:
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