• P.J. Wilett's article sparked fallout on the eve of the match
• "Some American fans showed he was correct," he tweeted
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 after Europe’s 17-11 defeat, said some fans showed during the week that his brother’s article was, in fact, accurate.
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Very strange week here at the Ryder cup.. Tried my best but played poorly.. Unfortunately some american fans showed that @P_J_Willett was..— Danny Willett (@Danny_Willett) October 3, 2016
.. In fact correct.. Nothing to blame my bad play on.. But still shows that sometimes fans don't know when to call it a day.. Shame really!!— Danny Willett (@Danny_Willett) October 3, 2016
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.”
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