Breakfast With Napoleon
How to play golf in paris
Cramped and winding sidestreets, cafes and pubs with warm drinks and laughter in cool Fall evenings, ancient cathedrals on timeless riverbanks, and most importantly, golf—this was the 2018 Ryder Cup.
We arrived late in the evening on September 26th, just a couple days before the start of the Cup. This gave us time to take in a bit of Paris—which, like many big cities, there is never enough time to see.
After a day of sightseeing—from the Eiffel Tower, to Notre Dame, to L’Arc de Triomphe—we found a great local cafe, Le Coeur de Lion, to have a good meal and better beer. We will say this: there’s nothing like good company in Paris. The next morning was the first day of the Cup.
The next two days we cheered the American team. We roared when Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau had an amazing comeback after being two holes down on Friday morning, and none of us will forget Sunday, when Team USA surged to defeat a then-unbeaten Tommy Fleetwood.
The Americans lost the Cup that year, and every loss comes with a bitter taste. No loss, though, can ever dull the moments we experienced, in some local pub in the heart of Paris, or on the great green, where men become legends.