Matt Ryan gets new job – Masters caddie

 

0906011 Duluth - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan shoulders his putter after sinking his birdie putt on the 10th green to start his round of golf after Falcons practice at the TPC Sugarloaf golf course in Duluth, Thursday, June 11, 2009. Ryan was only able to get in two holes before rain and lightning forced him of the course.    CURTIS COMPTON / ccompton@ajc.com

0906011 Duluth - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan shoulders his putter after sinking his birdie putt on the 10th green to start his round of golf after Falcons practice at the TPC Sugarloaf golf course in Duluth, Thursday, June 11, 2009. Ryan was only able to get in two holes before rain and lightning forced him of the course. CURTIS COMPTON / ccompton@ajc.com

 

Vivlamore reporting from Augusta.

AUGUSTA — Matt Ryan had a different uniform on Wednesday – the white overalls of an Augusta National caddie.

Ryan was at the Master golf tournament as Stewart Cink’s caddie in the Par-3 Contest.

“He reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to do it,” Ryan said. ” I said ‘Are you crazy? Would I be willing to do it? Of course I’ll do it.’”

Ryan has played golf at Augusta National before but this is his first trip to the Masters. He got an inside view of the place.

“Normally my kids caddie,” Cink said. “I thought it would be fun to change it up. I know Matt from home at the golf course [TPC Sugarloaf]. We see each other all the time and have played together once or twice. He’s a good guy to be around and I thought it would be fun. I also thought he would enjoy getting inside the ropes and seeing the crowds.”

Ryan even got to hit Cink’s tee shot at the 135-yard ninth hole. It didn’t work out so well.

“I hit a 52[-degree wedge] about 160 yards,” Ryan said. “I hit it way too far to the right. Luckily he still let me putt it and I got to redeem myself. I made the putt.”

Ryan didn’t go unnoticed. He was recognized by the youngsters waiting for autographs off the ninth green and spent time signing hats, balls and Masters flags.

Ryan said he is starting his off-season workout regime.

“It’s been a good offseason,” Ryan said. “I’m starting to work out and get ready. It’s great to have an opportunity to rest. We’ve gotten that and now it’s time to get to work.”

Click Here are some photos from a previous outing with Ryan.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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PMC

April 4th, 2012
4:51 pm

Cool guy Stewart Cink.

Buckeye

April 4th, 2012
4:52 pm

First. Big woop.

Schultz would have had a photo or perhaps even a video. No iPhone D. Orlando?

Will

April 4th, 2012
4:55 pm

Okay, I’ll post it…

Why isn’t he studying and watching film instead of playing golf?

:)

loyal falcon

April 4th, 2012
4:59 pm

He just yet…remember we have a new OC and they can’t link up for another couple weeks.

loyal falcon

April 4th, 2012
5:00 pm

Matt’s gonna be just fine. In fact, our team is gonna be just fine.

Brave Hokie

April 4th, 2012
5:02 pm

After the last hole, he could only toss the ball 7 rows into the gallerie…

dah don – cha!

Sausage King of Chicago

April 4th, 2012
5:06 pm

Any chance of seeing a photo of Matt in his ice cream-man suit?

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tyger

April 4th, 2012
5:15 pm

He’s screwed up the NFC Playoffs, now the Master’s????

Trade him for RG3 before its too late!!!

Delbert D.

April 4th, 2012
5:25 pm

Golf isn’t a sport, it’s therapy. It allows us to see our demons and attempt to cast them out. That will not work, so we will seek other ways to enrich our lives.

James

April 4th, 2012
6:36 pm

THE DT FROM CLEMSON WE NEED HIM. HE IS A BEAST! CAN DO WONDERS FOR OUR WEAK DEFENSIVE.

10 of 12

April 4th, 2012
7:28 pm

Nothing wrong with getting a little practice in on your new job when the current contract runs out .

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James P

April 4th, 2012
11:37 pm

Matt watched a lot of film as it is. Possibly too much. Good for him gettin out and doing that.

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Matt Ryan

April 5th, 2012
8:16 am

Just getting some experience, in case I get booted after this season.. You never know, but I know it’s coming…

Chub Rock

April 5th, 2012
9:10 am

By the looks of it Matty Ice is taking the opportunity to walk pass the weight room every chance he gets. I’m gonna buy this guy some Creatine and Kettle Bells.

frothy santorum

April 5th, 2012
9:26 am

Billy Joe Tolliver – part II

Big Dude

April 5th, 2012
10:15 am

“From out of the mouth of babes”.

Joe Tess Fish House

April 5th, 2012
10:16 am

Rayn need 2 learn 2 thow the ball instead of goffing off on the golf course.

Big Dude

April 5th, 2012
10:17 am

“From out of the mouth of babes….”

Camaro Bob

April 5th, 2012
10:21 am

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Olde Fan

April 5th, 2012
10:50 am

Matt Ryan seems to be a fine person — no bar room antics with little girls , no dog-fighting and “Ron Mexico” foolishness, no shooting the bird at fans. He’s not too full of himself to sign autographs. I’m glad he’s our quarterback. We’ve had much worse, and there still is much worse other places in the NFL.

Falcon_4_Life

April 5th, 2012
10:58 am

I totally 2nd the above statement. Get real haters, Matt is a very very good QB, we could be stuck with K. Kolb, or Matt Moore or many other bottom dewlers. Or problem is the O-line and D-line. not even or Db is our biggest problem. Matt has no time to look around and throw the ball down field.

Dirtybird 82

April 5th, 2012
11:08 am

All I ask of him is to hit the weight room and focus on his accurancy when he throws the ball down the field. Those areas he can easily correct and then he will be an elite QB.

A. Blank

April 5th, 2012
11:30 am

Matt,

Do quit your day job.

SirReal

April 5th, 2012
12:25 pm

Glad to know he’s begun his offseason regime…. just hope he ramps up those bench press reps considerably. :)

mitt obamney

April 5th, 2012
1:11 pm

LOL, to “A. Blank”

This guy has it made. Never has to throw downfield, yet Tebow takes all the heat in that department.
Just keep a mediocre offense going enough to beat the awful teams, break .500, and he’ll stay the ‘franchise QB’

How many painfully obvious QB sneaks up the middle will we be treated to this year???

Matt Ryan

April 5th, 2012
1:15 pm

I’ll be ready, we’re going all the way this season.

I usually just read but....

April 5th, 2012
1:16 pm

Dirtybird 82 is right. The weight room and building some muscle should be Ryans’ #1 off season goal. He’s puney. Nice tall frame, but frail looking. I cringe every time he gets hit and looking at the line he’s gonna be behind next year, if he wants to play uninjured he needs to bulk up a little.
It wouldn’t hurt his tremendous arm strength either.

goodgod

April 5th, 2012
1:37 pm

the $72,000,000 man…..zero and three in the first round of playoffs…you knw golf my do him well in the future…..he can caddie for the real pros like he throws in the playoff games…..

goodgod

April 5th, 2012
1:38 pm

72,000,000 million dollar qb that caddies, maybe he can caddie better than win playoff games…..

goodgod

April 5th, 2012
4:14 pm

with his playoff record i find it puzzling why he has time to be on the golf course. then again that explains why he must smile being the 72,000,000 man he is.

Brian Hunt

April 5th, 2012
7:04 pm

What a bunch of haters, all wishing they could BE Matty Ice. SMH..

Phalcon Phil

April 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

for all the credit this clown gets for being a workaholic, he sure has taken advantage of the extra time off afforded in the new cba as opposed to hitting the weights and attempting to get his arm strength up to at least an FCS qbs level.

Not a Falcon fan

April 5th, 2012
11:06 pm

Loyal falcon, the falCANTS will be fine ????????? I have heard that for 45 + years now. They will choke again this year. Same old falCANTS. No Super Bowl win !!!!!!!!!!

tjhook

April 6th, 2012
4:28 am

I think Matt Moore is a good QB, proved that once he got an opportunity to play regularly with Miami.

Mikey

April 6th, 2012
8:47 am

Enjoy your time off Matt. Looking forward to a great season where the offense gets some training time to get that offense in high gear. Could not be happier with our quarterback. Thank heaven we have one.

BUCKO

April 6th, 2012
10:01 am

All you putting Rayn down sounds like you are N O fans, we are fortune to have a Q B like Matt. He is not in the top five but he can lead us to the super bowl and he is a stand up guy.

D man

April 6th, 2012
10:16 am

Good to see Matt. Now let’s get to work… Less than 5 months till opening weekend.

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weighty

April 6th, 2012
11:18 pm

Matty Ice needs to be in the Weight Room every other day strengthening his arm so he can throw the football with more velocity and farther distances. Not playing around with Golf — what a joke!

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Just Sayin.....

April 7th, 2012
10:59 am

Ryan

April 7th, 2012
5:27 pm

Only in Atlanta does a QB that threw over 4100 yards last year and has shown to be a winner in the regular season get so much hate and criticism. Yes he is 0-3 in the playoffs, but this is a TEAM game, The idiots that keep posting he is 0-3 are incredibly stupid and have no clue of the TEAM game of football. He was running for his life last year all season and even in the playoff debacle loss against the Giants. He willo continue to improve and get playoff wins once we get a decent offensive line. If Ryan and the rest of the team don’t win a playoff game this year or next, there will be no excuses considering we have changed coordinators this year. Go Falcons!!!!

CGD..

April 7th, 2012
7:24 pm

0-4 Playoffs..PLAYOFFS?

Stick to your new career….You may actually have some talent lining up the little white balls….

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April 8th, 2012
10:39 pm

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JSS

April 8th, 2012
11:58 pm

“The Mayo Clinic states that creatine has been associated with asthmatic symptoms and warns against consumption by persons with known allergies.”

Well Matt Ryan is allergic to winning playoff games so strike that supplement from your list!!!

JSS

April 9th, 2012
9:52 am

BUCKO
April 6th, 2012
10:01 am
“All you putting Rayn down sounds like you are N O fans, we are fortune to have a Q B like Matt. He is not in the top five but he can lead us to the super bowl and he is a stand up guy.”
What? Saints fans love Ryan! They own his behind! Hey Bucko, how’s that box of Lucky Charms and your Unicorn doing? Must be something else living in Matt Ryan’s fantasy world?