Captain Davis Love III gifted smokers to Ryder Cup USA team

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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."
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | 10:51 a.m.

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.  

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.