Pro deletes Twitter account after insensitive tweets

Lee Mc Coy

American tour pro Lee McCoy has deleted his Twitter account after a huge backlash following a string of insensitive tweets.

The 24-year-old was playing in the Web.com Tour’s Club Colombia Championship at the weekend and, on more than one occasion, seemed to take offence to the amount of kids asking whether they could have some of his gear.

Lee Mc Coy1

After two bogeys in his final three holes to drop him from inside the top ten to T20, McCoy tweeted that he’d taught a kid a ‘life lesson’ after they’d asked for his hat, gloves and shoes.

A follower then tweeted him asking what that ‘life lesson’ was, to which McCoy replied saying he was ‘not grateful’ for the kids being out there watching.

Lee Mc Coy Life Lesson

(Pic above credit:@TronCarterNLU)

Lee Mc Coy Qa

That exchange prompted some anger among his fellow tour pros, with Colt Knost likening McCoy’s approach to that of Grayson Murray, while Aussie Steven Bowditch branded him a ‘douche bag’ after he was blocked for questioning his response.

Perhaps the most pertinent piece of advice, though, came from PGA Tour pro Steve Flesch…

McCoy subsequently deleted the tweets involving the ‘life lesson’ and backtracked significantly, promising that he didn’t say anything mean to the kid and urging everybody to ‘calm down’.

The final act: a tweet saying he was deleting his Twitter account altogether.

Lee Mc Coy3 Lee Mc Coy4

Golf News

BMW PGA Championship: Everything you need to know
PREVIEW

By Martin Inglis

Graeme McDowell: His Ryder Cup career in pictures
Pics

By bunkered.co.uk

Luke Donald: His Ryder Cup career in pictures
Pics

By bunkered.co.uk

Lee Westwood: His Ryder Cup career in pictures
Pics

By bunkered.co.uk

Padraig Harrington: His Ryder Cup career in pictures
Pics

By bunkered.co.uk

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
Tiger Woods

By David Cunninghame

Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Review

By Michael McEwan

Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Scottish Open

By bunkered.co.uk

Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy
Padraig Harrington

By Michael McEwan

Watch Denis Pugh Lessons See all videos right arrow

play button
Denis Pugh’s advice for those with a knee injury
Watch
play button
The correct grip is essential to good ball striking
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh gives pro Stephen McCarthy a whirlwind lesson
Watch
play button
Good fundamentals are key to a good golf swing
Watch
See all videos right arrow

Join our community
subscribe to our newsletters below