2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
October 19, 2021 - Introduced by Representatives Vorpagel, Vruwink, Katsma,
Allen, Baldeh, Cabral-Guevara, Callahan, Conley, Dallman, Dittrich,
Drake, Duchow, Edming, Gundrum, Haywood, Hesselbein, Horlacher,
James, Kerkman, Kitchens, Kuglitsch, Krug, Magnafici, Moses, Mursau,
Penterman, Petryk, Plumer, Riemer, Sinicki, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stubbs,
Subeck, Summerfield, Thiesfeldt, Tranel, Tusler and Wittke, cosponsored
by Senators LeMahieu, Ballweg, Darling, Feyen, Jagler, Marklein,
Ringhand, Roys, Stroebel and L. Taylor. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR88,1,2 1Relating to: recognizing the victory of Team USA and captain Steve Stricker at the
22020 Ryder Cup.
AJR88,1,53 Whereas, on September 24, 2021, the world's greatest golfers converged at
4Whistling Straits, outside Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to compete in the 2020 Ryder Cup;
AJR88,1,76 Whereas, Herb Kohler commissioned the construction of Whistling Straits on
7an abandoned airfield named Camp Haven; and
AJR88,1,108 Whereas, over 40,000 fans flocked to the course each day to support Team USA
9in the biennial competition that was postponed one year due to the COVID-19
10pandemic; and
AJR88,1,1311 Whereas, the Ryder Cup generated an estimated $135 million in economic
12impact to the region and highlighted the world-class hospitality industry in the
13Sheboygan area; and
1Whereas, Wisconsin native and Team USA captain Steve Stricker assembled
2an unmatched roster of talented golfers to represent their country at Whistling
3Straits; and
AJR88,2,54 Whereas, Team USA entered the final day of competition with an 11–5 lead over
5Team Europe; and
AJR88,2,86 Whereas, Stricker's selection of rookie Scottie Scheffler helped seal victory for
7Team USA, as Scheffler upset the top-ranked player in the world, Jon Rahm from
8Spain; and
AJR88,2,109 Whereas, the young team racked up another eight points in the final day of
10competition; and
AJR88,2,1211 Whereas, rookie Collin Morikawa's birdie putt on the 17th hole clinched the
12final half point in Team USA's historic victory over Team Europe; and
AJR88,2,1513 Whereas, Team USA's 19–9 win was the team's third on American soil this
14century and represented the widest margin of victory in over 40 years at the Ryder
15Cup; and
AJR88,2,1716 Whereas, Stricker's leadership was instrumental in his team's decisive victory
17over Team Europe; now, therefore, be it
AJR88,2,20 18Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
19Legislature congratulates Team USA and captain Steve Stricker on their victory at
20the 2020 Ryder Cup.
AJR88,2,2121 (End)