BMW Celebrity Match during The Solheim Cup had Toledo seeing stars

Darius Rucker, Michael Peña, Bubba Watson play Inverness
Bubba Watson, Darius Rucker, Michael Peña headline BWM Celebrity Match
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 10:38 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - What do singer Darius Rucker, actor Michael Peña, and golf legend Nancy Lopez all have in common? They all love golf.

Also, by what they have to say, they loved the atmosphere surrounding the BMW Celebrity Match during The Solheim Cup at Inverness.

“Oh, it’s a beautiful day and, you know, Inverness is such a great place. It’s such a great club and having the Solheim Cup here, it’s in amazing shape. It was fun today to play with a couple legends and my boy Michael. It was a good day,” said Rucker.

“I just gotta say, the people of Toledo have been awesome, and I’m not lying just because you guys are here, I’m serious. No, they’ve been great. It’s awesome,” Peña said. “My buddy, Rich Koehler’s from here. I was in a band with him, Nico Vega, like 15 years ago, and I always wanted to come here just to see how it is, and it’s awesome. I mean, it’s beautiful landscapes, architecture, you know, kind of old school as well. This course, cause I’m a golf nut, it’s fantastic and it’s so hard.”

“Toledo’s a great golf town. It was one of my favorite places to play all those years on the LPGA Tour, and I don’t know it was 6, 8 years ago, they were trying to get the Solheim Cup here and I definitely was for it. I said it would be a great place and Inverness would be a perfect place to have it,” Lopez said.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson also played in the match, then signed autographs and posed for photos with fans, quickly becoming a crowd favorite.

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