Ryder Cup Stars Take To The Track At Miami F1 Grand Prix

Ian Poulter and Bubba Watson were seen enjoying their day in Miami, with both men being driven around the circuit in a McLaren race car

Miami Grand Prix
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When it comes to Formula 1 and golf, the two sports are actually very similar. Both are individual sports, both require you to be at maximum performance and, perhaps in different ways, both can get the adrenaline going.

What's more, some Formula 1 drivers are actually golf mad, with Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz and George Russell regularly taking to the course when they aren't racing some of the finest machines man has ever seen.

This weekend, the Formula 1 circuit heads to Miami for the very first time in its history, and it seems that some of golf's most notable names are enjoying the action, with two-time Major champion, Bubba Watson (opens in new tab), and Ryder Cup hero, Ian Poulter, appearing at the circuit.

Poulter and Norris on the range

Poulter and F1 star, Lando Norris, ahead of the 2022 Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic Pro-Am

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It's no secret that Poulter (opens in new tab) is a MEGA Formula 1 fan, with the Englishman owning many Ferraris and a home racing simulator. He also appeared in multiple virtual races during the Covid pandemic lockdown through 2020 and 2021.

Posting a story on his Instagram, the 46-year-old was pictured alongside his son Josh at the Miami circuit, with the duo also appearing alongside three-time World Drivers' Championship winner, Sir Jackie Stewart, as well as Watson himself.

Along with the appearance, the Englishman has been regularly pictured and videoed alongside F1 stars Norris and Sainz, with Poulter actually giving both a golf lesson on the range and course.

Poulter at F1

Just a few snaps of Poulter's day

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Watson also posted about his experience on Twitter, with the two-time Masters champion taking part in the track day. Going around the circuit in a McLaren supercar, the American seemed to very much enjoy his lap.

Before getting in the car, Bubba says: "About to do my hot lap. We are going to go real slow and keep it under 65. The best part is my favourite golfer Ian Poulter is here."

Bubba then posted a second video, with the camera getting his immediate reaction after the flying lap, with the 43-year-old stating: "That was awesome! I only pee'd once! We passed a guy and I thought the car was going to flip a couple of times. It was unbelievable!"  

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Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.