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’.








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