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#1 User is offline   Cyberyeti 

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Posted 2016-September-28, 16:03

I've been hearing about this story all evening and it amuses me because there's a certain amount of truth to it, but ...

http://www.golfdiges...llett-this-week

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Willett starts innocuously enough, saying that American fans are "brainless." But from there, he says they're "pudgy, basement-dwelling irritants, stuffed on cookie dough and pissy beer, pausing between mouthfuls of hotdog so they can scream 'Baba booey' until their jelly faces turn red."

It goes on from there, with ample veiled references to Donald Trump and American gluttony. Again, not entirely unimaginative, but also the type of incendiary remarks that will certainly circulate among the crowds at Hazeltine, and turn poor brother Danny into an unsuspecting target once play begins


I'm interested in how people the other side of the pond view the (imo) idiots that yell "Get in the hole" or something more banal every time somebody tees off.
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Posted 2016-September-28, 18:42

Seeing as how this involves my home state of Minnesota I would like to say something but I am having trouble grasping what is happening. Somewhere around 1951-52 I was a score runner. [St. Paul Open at Keller golf course] I doubt this job exists anymore. Anyway, when the hole was completed and the scores were agreed to I would run the scores back to the central facility for posting.

Everyone was quiet. I was once seriously rebuked for taking a few steps (not talking just moving) before the shots were completed. I did not repeat my error. My impression from your post is that this has changed. Too bad.
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Posted 2016-September-28, 20:52

I eat soup the correct way. I put my napkin on my lap when I eat. Things like that.

I know that I am the only one in any restaurant doing this.

Not sure what my point is.
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Posted 2016-September-28, 20:53

I think there's an element of truth to what Willett is saying.

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Wait, he's talking about American fans and not the American TEAM?

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Posted 2016-September-29, 00:34

i'll have this clown know that i am stuffed on cookie dough and excellent beer.
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Posted 2016-September-29, 01:34

Why are we discussing Danny Willett's brother's comments?
He is not on the Europe golf team, he is a nobody trying to get his 15 minutes in the limelight.
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Posted 2016-September-29, 02:46

View Postshyams, on 2016-September-29, 01:34, said:

Why are we discussing Danny Willett's brother's comments?
He is not on the Europe golf team, he is a nobody trying to get his 15 minutes in the limelight.


Because he posted a LOT of witty stuff while Willett was winning the masters and acquired a VAST number of twitter followers. It has also garnered a fair amount of attention among the teams/officials and there is a worry about what it will do to the atmosphere during the event.
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Posted 2016-September-29, 06:40

View PostCyberyeti, on 2016-September-29, 02:46, said:

Because he posted a LOT of witty stuff while Willett was winning the masters and acquired a VAST number of twitter followers. It has also garnered a fair amount of attention among the teams/officials and there is a worry about what it will do to the atmosphere during the event.

I'm guessing fans will wave hot dogs at Danny Willet.
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Posted 2016-September-29, 08:58

View Postshyams, on 2016-September-29, 01:34, said:

Danny Willett's brother . . . is a nobody trying to get his 15 minutes.


This.
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Posted 2016-September-29, 09:16

Judging from their previous success rate, the US side can use all of the motivation it can get.
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Posted 2016-September-30, 07:37

After reading half of this thread I think I can finally assert that this thread is about golf. Am I right?
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Posted 2016-September-30, 07:59

tangentially. this thread is about USA#1
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