Tiger Woods proved a predictably popular attraction as Team USA took to Le Golf National to continue their preparations for Friday's start of the Ryder Cup.
And John McEnroe, one of many celebrities to join the fun in Paris on Tuesday, was in typically bullish mood, as Omnisport's daily diary will show...
Team USA were scheduled to begin practice at 10 a.m. local time but started trickling towards the first tee about 20 minutes late.
The extra wait only helped to build anticipation as Woods took off with the opening group alongside his oldest team-mate, Phil Mickelson, and his youngest, Bryson DeChambeau.
And of course, the first Woods sighting since he won the Tour Championship on Sunday wouldn't be complete without a crisp "Tiger’s back!" shout from the gallery.
MCENROE'S CRYSTAL BALL
Once the main-attraction golfers finished their practice rounds, a celebrity match featuring American stars such as Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Phelps faced off against Portuguese football icon Luis Figo, One Direction member Niall Horan and other European celebrities.
The highlights from the course were certainly entertaining, but most pleasing to USA fans may have been tennis legend McEnroe's prediction for the actual competition beginning Friday.
"My prediction is America absolutely destroying Europe," he told reporters before his round. McEnroe has never shied away from speaking his mind...
Michael Phelps, Samuel L Jackson, John McEnroe and Figo spoke to @OmnisportNews at the #RyderCup— Russell Greaves (@RussGreaves) September 25, 2018
McEnroe has predicted #GoUSA will end up “destroying” #TeamEurope
You cannot be serious... pic.twitter.com/Eh6HhubZrg
VICTORY FOR TEAM USA (JUNIORS)
The American side will come home from France with at least one honour as the United States beat Europe for the Junior Ryder Cup title at Disneyland Paris, 12.5-11.5.
A BIT OF FRENCH GRANDSTANDING
Perhaps the only thing at Le Golf National towering taller than the presence of the world's best golfers is the absurdly large grandstand surrounding the first tee that seats nearly 7,000.
"When I first saw that on the first tee, I looked up and felt like I kept looking up and up and up," Patrick Reed said. "There's going to be so many people that are sitting in there. It's going to be an unbelievable atmosphere."
The looming structure must have got the better of Jordan Spieth, who shanked his first practice drive of the day in the shadow of the seats. His next shot, for what it's worth, landed in the middle of the fairway.
|Mahomes stars again as Chiefs crush Bengals|
|Bolt must accept ´much less´ to join Mariners, says A-League chief|
|Klopp compares Liverpool to dog without favourite toy|
|Young leads Hawks to first win, Thunder fall in Westbrook´s return|
|Spalletti hits out at physical Milan – I had three players asking to be replaced|
|Cowboys, Ravens lose after missed kicks in final seconds|
|Hernangomez secures Nuggets´ win over Warriors with last-second block|
|Hasler returns to Manly on three-year deal|
|Sarri: Chelsea fans must respect Mourinho|
|Ronaldo learnt from Scholes – Pjanic praises Juventus star|
|CA dismisses spot-fixing claims|
|WATCH: Will Ferrell leads chants with LAFC fans|
|MLS Review: Galaxy on track for play-offs as Timbers, DC clinch spots|
|Elliott secures win at Hollywood Casino 400|
|Thunder´s Westbrook makes season debut against Kings|
|Saints beat Ravens after Tucker misses extra point|
|Rondo, Paul and Ingram banned after Lakers-Rockets fight|
|Saints QB Brees reaches another historic milestone|
|Biglia: VAR should have checked Nainggolan tackle|
|Gattuso not blaming Donnarumma for derby defeat|
|Seventh in Mexico will secure Hamilton´s fifth world title|
|Rooney fires DC United into MLS play-offs|
|Alonso slams ´amateur´ F1 rivals after latest crash|
|Spalletti fears lengthy Nainggolan absence|
|To the Max! Verstappen destroyed shoe fending off Hamilton|
|Icardi delight after Donnarumma error gives him another derby winner for Inter|
|Guardiola: Versatility the key for Stones|
|Vettel frustrated as mistakes continue to hamper title challenge|
|ECB refutes spot-fixing claims against England players|
|I thought we would do better - Hamilton queries Mercedes strategy|
|Inter 1 AC Milan 0: Icardi settles derby with dramatic late winner|
|Hamilton denied title party as Raikkonen wins in Austin|
|Patriots RB Michel out against Bears with gruesome knee injury|
|Kohli hails Rohit partnership after comprehensive India victory|
|Silva downplays his role after Everton super subs seal victory|
|Injured Bairstow out of final white-ball matches in Sri Lanka|
|Pliskova feeling confident after impressive start in Singapore|
|Big-hitting Imrul rescues Bangladesh in opening ODI|
|Leinster suffer late defeat at Toulouse, Newcastle snatch dramatic victory|
|Chargers pip Titans to dramatic London win|
|Everton 2 Crystal Palace 0: Substitutes Calvert-Lewin and Tosun clip Eagles´ wings|
|Thunderstorms push Andalucia Valderrama Masters into reserve day|
|Edmund masters Monfils to claim maiden singles title|
|Kohli and Rohit fire India to comprehensive ODI win|
|Manchester United didn´t play - David Luiz blasts Mourinho tactics|
|Svitolina out to silence ´haters´ in Singapore|
|Emre Can facing surgery on thyroid problem|
|Tsitsipas claims maiden ATP crown in Stockholm|
|Mariners boss Mulvey knows nothing of Bolt contract offer|
|WATCH: Vinicius Junior scores free-kick - then sees red!|
|Gronkowski ruled out of Bears clash|
|Khachanov enjoys home comforts with comprehensive Kremlin Cup win|
|Isner wants Wimbledon tie-break rule named after him|
|Hummels lauds ´outstanding´ Lewandowski|
|Liverpool´s defensive improvement no accident – Gomez|
|Pliskova overpowers defending champion Wozniacki in Singapore|
|Marquez dislocates shoulder celebrating MotoGP title|
|Henry taking positives from opening Monaco defeat|
|A-League Review: Mariners held as Bolt considers move|
|Dominant Svitolina ends Kvitova hoodoo in Singapore|
|Pereira warns Juventus to expect ´pumped up´ Manchester United|
|D´Antoni backs NBA to ´sort out´ Lakers-Rockets brawl|
|Mixed feelings for champion Marquez after Dovizioso crash|
|Bolt offered contract by Central Coast Mariners|
|Anthony accuses Rondo of spitting after Lakers-Rockets brawl|
|Martial insists he has good relationship with Mourinho|
|Bautista to replace Lorenzo at Phillip Island|
|Emery wanted Lacazette at Paris Saint-Germain|
|Wallabies centre Hodge suffers fractured ankle|
|Koepka claims top ranking with CJ Cup win|