Who’s Golfing in the Celebrity Round of the Ryder Cup?

The celebrity round pits the U.S against Europe Thursday morning.

Teams of celebrities from the United States and Europe will square off in the Ryder Cup Celebrity Match as part of the week-long schedule of events at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan County.

The teams include a mix of stars from the world of film, sports and beyond.

Here’s the U.S. Celebrity Team Roster:

  • Mike Eruzione: 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Captain and Gold Medalist
  • A.J. Hawk: Former Green Bay Packers linebacker and member of Super Bowl XLV Champion team
  • Dan Jansen: West Allis native and U.S. Olympic gold-medal speedskater
  • Rob Riggle: Actor, comedian, and former U.S. Marine Corps Officer
  • Kelly Slater: 11-time World Surfing champion
  • Mandy Rose: WWE NXT wrestler, bodybuilder and model



And here’s the European Celebrity Team Roster:

  • Alessandro Del Piero: Italian soccer legend and World Cup champion
  • Tom Felton: Actor and musician best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the film adaptations of the Harry Potter fantasy novels
  • Toni Kukoč: Former Chicago Bulls star and three-time NBA champion who played the final five seasons of his career with the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Teemu Selänne: Former NHL star, six-time Olympian and Stanley Cup champion
  • Stephanie Szostak: Actress whose film credits include Devil Wears Prada, Dinner for Schmucks, Iron Man 3, and R.I.P.D.
  • Sasha Vujačić: Former NBA Player and two-time NBA Champion

The Ryder Cup Celebrity Match will be contested on Thursday. Playing in three groups of four, tee times will be: 8:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. The groups will play 11 holes – Nos. 1, 9 and 10-18.

Members of the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team will serve as caddies.


Tom Felton; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup

Alessandro Del Piero; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup

SANTA BARBARA, CA – JANUARY 27: Professional surfer Kelly Slater arrives to the 26th Annual Santa Barbara Film International Film Festival’s opening night gala on January 27, 2011 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Mandy Rose; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup

Rob Riggle; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup

Dan Jansen; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup

AJ Hawk; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup

Mike Eruzione; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup

Sasha Vujacic; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup

Stephanie Szostak; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup

Toni Kukoc; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup

Teemu Selanne; Photo courtesy of Ryder Cup



Rich Rovito is a freelance writer for Milwaukee Magazine.