TIRADE AGAINST US GOLF FANS
The Ryder Cup golf tournament between Europe and the United States being held at Hazeltine this week is heating up after US fans were trashed by the brother of the British player who won the Augusta National trophy this summer.
A report from the online magazine nationalclubgolfer.com says the brother of Danny Willett was highly critical of the thousands of US golf fans who were expected to attend the event.
“They need to silence the pudgy, basement-dwelling irritants, stuffed on cookie dough and pissy beer,“ stated Peter Willett. “They need to smash the obnoxious dads, with their shiny teeth, Lego man hair, medicated ex-wives and their resentful children.“
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Willett and Darren Clarke, who is captain of the European Ryder Cup team immediately stressed they had nothing to do with tirade which is said to also have included political swipes using caricatures of the average American.
“I’d just like to apologize obviously to everyone involved for what’s been said. It’s obviously not the thoughts of myself or of team captain Darren Clarke.’ said Willett.
“Willett talked to his brother immediately after the posting. He’s bitterly disappointed with his brother’s article. It is not what Danny thinks. It’s not what I think and it’s not what Team Europe stands for.” Clarke stated.
Willet said he phoned his brother and told how disappointed he was with him. “American fans were “fantastic” when I won the trophy in April.”
He added that he’s had a chat with Davis Love 111 who is captain of Team US. “Love took it very well so hopefully we can get on with it and have a great golf tournament.”
Some golfers thinks Peter Willett was referring to the 1991 tournament on Kiawah Island as well as the 1999 event at Brookline. During those two tournaments US fans were accused of being so rowdy and offensive that the captains of both teams had to urge the crowds to “respect all players no matter which side they were on.”
Willett said he thought the tirade was a bit of a distraction.
“It is obviously going crazy through social media and stuff. Yeah, it is tough for the competitors because you don’t want people to think badly of yourself,” he said.
Clarke stated that he no problems what so ever with Hazeltine fans.
“The fans could not be nicer and better to us this week so hopefully that continues,” he said.