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Danny Willett: My brother was right

Danny Willett

• Danny Willett said his brother was right about US fans
• P.J. Wilett’s article sparked fallout on the eve of the match
• “Some American fans showed he was correct,” he tweeted

DANNY WILLETT | RYDER CUP

Danny Willett has said his brother was right in his assessment of US golf fans.

In his piece, which was published just three days before his Ryder Cup debut, Peter Willett described them as ‘a baying mob of imbeciles’, adding that the European team needs to ‘silence the pudgy, basement-dwelling irritants’. He also described them as ‘fat, stupid, greedy, classless, bastards’.

Whilst some saw the funny side of the article, many took Willett to task over it – forcing brother Danny to issue an apology on the eve of the match.

He was, like many other European team members, subjected to heckling – particularly on Friday and Saturday – and, taking to Twitter at 1.33am local time [7.33am UK time] after Europe’s 17-11 defeat, said some fans showed during the week that his brother’s article was, in fact, accurate.

Read more -> BLOG: The truth about US fans

Willett was pointless from his three Ryder Cup matches, losing alongside Martin Kaymer 5&4 in the Friday afternoon fourballs, 1UP with Lee Westwood to J.B. Holmes and Ryan Moore in the Saturday afternoon fourballs and 5&4 to Brooks Koepka in the Sunday singles.

Asked to give his thoughts on his Ryder Cup debut, Willett’s response was straight and to the point.

“Sh*t,” he said. “Being honest. Sorry, would you like me to elaborate? Really sh*t.”

Danny Willett :: Tweets

What do you make of Danny Willett’s tweets about the American fans? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

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9 Comments

  1. Stanley McCarthy

    October 3, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Spot on.

  2. Chris Guthrie

    October 3, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Very right most of them would not know sportsmanship if they fell over it.

  3. Ash

    October 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Totally shocking and disgusting behaviour of some fans, not all but just the desperate idiots who would go to any level to distract the world class players who have done so much for the sport just to be heckled at and insulted like the way they were, I love golf whether it’s Asian, European, or U.S, but without these players there would be no Ryder Cup, even children are better behaved than these individuals.

  4. Alan

    October 3, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Looks like moronic behaviour runs in the family. As Masters Champion he has a lot to learn.

  5. BRUCE BEATTIE

    October 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    PRETTY MUCH TRUE ABOUT A LOT OF AMERICANS BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MAJORITY OF FANS WHO WERE JUST FANTASTIC THROUGHOUT?? WILLETS BROTHER SHOULD HAVE WAITED UNTIL AFTER THE EVENT( OR NOT AT ALL) WAS OVER AS HE JUST GAVE THEM MORE AMMUNITION GOING INTO THE START OF THE WEEKEND. PRESSURE ON WILLET?? IT SHOWED IN HIS DISPLAYS I THINK.
    P.S. WE NEED TO START PICKING THE TEAM BY WHO IS ON TOP OF THEIR GAME, LEE WESTWOOD , ALTHOUGH HAS GIVEN US MANY YEARS OF GREAT GOLF JUST WASN’T UP TO IT. A FEW GUYS MUST BE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS WONDERING WHY HE WAS AHEAD OF THEM IN THE PICKS.
    RANT OVER. :-)

  6. Grismond

    October 3, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    spot on Bruce and Alan.

  7. A stanners

    October 4, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Totally agree with Alan.if his stupid brother hadn t open ed his mouth ,Willet maybe could have produced.also why was Westwood there.

  8. Chas

    October 4, 2016 at 6:47 am

    “Get in the water”? Yeah, moronic behaviour, right enough.

  9. Mike G

    October 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Yes a few of them went across the line but no more than we have seen in the last 2 in the UK. Patriotism can be borderline but NB they were supporting one country. They also made for a fantastic atmosphere. What it had to do with Brother Willett in the first place amazes me. Those same fans supported his brother at Augusta when he became the first man to win a Major over 6 holes !

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