2015: Dan started off his Ryder Cup experience with one of the worst tee shots of all time. In front of the whole group of guys, Dan managed to plug the ball 2 inches in front of the tee. The nerves got to him but he overcame that and beat up on C-Lo and Luke. On Saturday morning he partnered with Troy and easily dismantled Brandon and the Bandit. He was all set up for a cakewalk on Saturday afternoon against Luke for a perfect 3-0 weekend but Luke somehow held on and snaked in a long putt from the fringe on 18 to win the match. Still a solid 2-1 in his first year at the Ryder Cup.
2017: Dan was back in action in 2017, and ready to take on Cobra Kai. He came out of the gates ready and was able to take down the Bandit and Dever. Saturday morning’s premier matchup partnered him with Sarge against Barkeley and Brad. It wasn’t much of match and Dan and Sarge took it to Cobra Kai, winning 5 & 4. Dan was on cloud 9 moving in to the afternoon round, with a rematch with Brad. Unfortunately Brad wanted revenge, and was able to take down Dan quite easily. Dan continues to be a very good contributor to Lombardo, but needs to learn how to keep it together for the Saturday afternoon round.
2018: This was a tough year for Dan. With the Lombardo team needing to pull out some big wins, Dan wasn’t up for the challenge. The Friday round was a pairing with Jeff Eckles. It proved to be a difficult task to stay in the fairway. Dan looked forward to the Friday night draw, teaming up with Scott Barnak. Unfortunately, the Cobra Kai captain and Brad were too much for the Lombardo team. Saturday afternoon was a tough matchup against Barkeley. Barkeley was up 7 at the turn, and eventually losing 8&6, tied for the worst loss in singles Ryder Cup history.
Dan will be a welcomed addition to the Ryder Cup lineup. He will bring a good attitude, great golf game, and hopefully some homemade cherry bounce liquor. Commonly referred to "The Ringer" on the golf course, opponents' best chance at taking him down on the course is to keep feeding him drinks in the clubhouse. Typically, it isn't very tough to "force" drinks down this guy.
Ryder Cup Highlight
Dan will attempt to make the Lietke Ryder Cup weekend a record breaking weekend as he intends to break the world record for most Fireball whiskey consumed in a 3 day span.