Rich Beem: 'Throw the bums out!'

2016 10 Beem
• Rich Beem demands 'bums' who heckle are thrown out
• Thomas Pieters forced to back away from a putt on No.7
• A fan yelled 'Hit it in the water' at the Belgian

RICH BEEM | RYDER CUP

Sky Sports commentator Rich Beem has demanded that heckling fans are thrown out of Hazeltine for helping to ‘ruin the event’.


The 2002 US PGA champion was responding to an article written by ESPN’s Bob Harig condemning the abuse US fans were dishing out – particularly to Danny Willett in the afternoon fourballs.

Harig wrote: “While the vibe is ratcheted up considerably at a Ryder Cup, it is not a football game, neither the American nor international variety. Some level of civility is expected, and given the proximity of spectators to golfers, it is tolerated even less.”

Read more -> Rory McIlroy criticises 'hostile' US crowd

Beem agreed, quote retweeting the article with this:




Thomas Pieters was forced to back off a putt on the seventh green after a fan yelled, ‘Hit it in the water’, only for the Belgian to compose himself and make it for a half.




Three-time Ryder Cup winner Graeme McDowell was asked about the Pieters incident, calling those who shout when a player is over the ball as ‘classless’.








Rich Beem :: Do you agree?


Do you agree with Rich Beem that heckling fans should be thrown out of Hazeltine? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

Golf News

Molinari puts pen to paper on Titleist deal
Star quartet brush up on new rules in Abu Dhabi
Bryson DeChambeau's latest innovation is his quirkiest yet
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship: Fantasy 5 to watch
LEAKED PICS - Nike's grass-inspired golf shoes

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick tips with Denis Pugh and Peter Barber See all videos right arrow

play button
Keep your height for more consistency
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s power secrets
Watch
play button
Stay on top of the golf ball
Watch
play button
Keep your left arm straight
Watch
See all videos right arrow