Relive JT’s ceremonial poem in all its glory
By Conor Nagle under Ryder Cup

Crooner and light entertainer Justin Timberlake helmed the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony™ this evening, and commenced the speechifying with a reading of “Golf”, a poem by laureate-in-waiting-indefinitely Randy Sabados.

His path was not eased by the portentous stylings of Chicago’s Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Reaction on Twitter was… *thumbs through catalogue of euphemisms*… mixed.

A brief sample:

Timberlake later joined Golf Channel pundits Rich Lerner, Frank Nobilo, (Sir) Nick Faldo and Brandel Chamblee to discuss US team morale and Bill Murray’s trademark shenanigans.

The only way is up.

Conor Nagle