EVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE | So Yeon Ryu was the first of the women professionals to follow such as Ernie Els and Russell Knox in praising 22-year-old Scottish pro Robert MacIntyre for giving Kyle Stanley a telling-off. Stanley twice hit into the crowds during the Open Championship at Royal Portrush without bothering to call “Fore.” It was only after he had hit MacIntyre’s caddie’s mother on the arm on what was the second of the two occasions that MacIntyre had been unable to contain his annoyance.
McIntyre admitted that he had not let Stanley off lightly. “Aye,” he said, “there were harsh words. It wasn’t too pleasant but you’ve got to tell him he’s not right. He didn’t take it well at all.”
Ryu, a two-time major winner, said that MacIntyre deserved nothing but congratulations for what he did: “Bearing in mind his age, I thought he was very brave,” Ryu said. “He did the right thing."
When Ryu’s caddie, Michael Paterson, suggested that 95 percent of the women would call, Ryu felt that that was probably about right, “though I hav...
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