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Willett Defends Brother After Poor Ryder Cup Experience

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Danny Willett used a four-letter word to describe his first Ryder Cup, and it wasn’t “good.”

The Englishman and Masters champion went 0-3 during his debut as the Americans dominated the proceedings by a 17-11 margin, but the whole week had a decidedly worse feeling because of what his brother wrote leading up to the matches.

It was a satirical and humorous piece penned by P.J. Willett and one that was made into a much bigger deal than it should have been. Still, his decision to call American golf fans a “baying mob of imbeciles” and “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,” ended up spoiling the Ryder Cup for the member of the family that was actually playing in the event.

Willett struggled mightily, getting smothered by Brooks Koepka in the singles matches and receiving jeers by many fans throughout the competition.

After all was said and done, the 29-year-old tweeted out that his brother was “correct” about the behavior of some of the American fans who went too far.

It should be noted that Willett thought the majority of fans behaved appropriately.


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