So Masters Champion Danny Willett has apologised to Davis Love, to Darren Clarke and to the American public on television, not that he has done anything wrong.
His brother Peter’s tirade against the American golf fans read thus:
“The Ryder Cup is my favourite event on the golfing calendar. It s three days of relentless distraction from the usual toll of planning lessons, marking work and weeping silently.
From the first tee to the final putt, it all matters. It matters so much that an uncomfortable anti-American sentiment has started to bubble deep inside.
So, after the captains have picked their pairs, and the players have exerted their influence over each other (for better or worse). It is the crowd that will have the biggest impact. Team USA have won only five of the last sixteen Ryder Cups. Four of those five victories have come on home soil. For the Amercans to stand a chance of winning, they need …
their baying mob of imbeciles to caress their egos every step of the way. They only have the courage to keg you if they’re backed up by a giggling group of reprobates. Team Europe needs to shut those groupies up.
They need to silence the pudgy, basement-dwelling irritants, stuffed on cookie dough, pausing between moutfuls of hotdog so they can scream ‘baba booey’ until their faxes turn red. They need to stun the angry, unwashed Make America Grear Again swarm, desparately gripping their concealed carry compensators and belting out a mini-erection inducing mashed potato, hoping to impress their cousin. They need to smash the obnoxious dads, with their shiny teeth, lego man hair, medicated ex-wives and resentful children. Squeezed into their cargo shorts and boating shoes, they’ll bellow “get in the hole” whilst high fivi g the other members of the Dentists Big Game Hunt Society.
Team Europe nees to silence these cretins quickly.
Now what I find extraordinary about this is that National Club Golfer actually printed this. Did they think it was entertaining, firing up the crowds fodder? No. It is insulting and offensive and should never have seen the light of day. Sky Sports called it a “satirical article” but that is gilding a turd.
What I think is behind this is the first line .. “distraction from the usual toll of …weeping silently”
His brother is clearly jealous of Danny’s success and is sabotaging his preparations for his first Ryder Cup. Some brotherly love.
We love the Americans and we know, as Sergio Garcia famously says
“You dont win the Ryder Cup with your mouth”