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    Bryson and Brooks are both self absorbed douches I would never have a beer with, let’s get that out of the way.

    However, is what the PGA just did (ejecting taunting fans, including those yelling Brooksy at DeChambeau) helping Bryson in any way? If anything I’d expect the drunken yahoos to zero in even more.
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    The tour pretty much f#@ked this issue up years ago when they decided letting drunkards yell "get in the hole" on long par 5 tees or "babba booey" or "smashed tatas" was a desirable way to make golf appealing to the masses.
    At least the "Brooksie" taunts have relevance and purpose unlike that other sh!t.

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    In my opinion, Yelling in someone's back swing at a tournament when everyone else is silent should get an automatic escort of the property. The fan who yelled in Bryson's back swing on his missed 12' put is Exhibit A. Needling a pro should get a warning. Ryder Cup 1999 was the start of hooliganism in golf. I was there, it was so ugly Paine and Monte walked off.

    But I think the modern hot drivers are cheating. So there is that.
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    “Rory mentioned that he … felt sympathy for [Bryson]," a reporter began, citing Rory McIlroy's earlier press conference. "Having played alongside him last week, just wondering what you feel."

    Here was Cantlay's response in full:

    "I think it's a tough situation. I think, naturally, of course there is some sympathy because you don't want to see anybody have a bunch of people be against you or even be heckled. I think anybody that watches sports and sees someone being heckled, they don't like that inherently because if you imagine yourself as that person, it wouldn't feel good.

    "I think, unfortunately, it might be a symptom of a larger problem, which is social-media driven and which is potentially Player Impact Program derived. I think when you have people that go for attention-seeking maneuvers, you leave yourself potentially open to having the wrong type of attention, and I think maybe that's where we're at it, and it may be a symptom of going for too much attention.

    "But it can be awesome, too, because if you succeed and you act perfect all the time and you do the perfect things all the time, and then you also go for the right attention-seeking moves, you get like double bonus points because everyone loves you and you're on the perfect side of it. I think it's just a very live-by-the-sword, die-by-the-sword type of deal. And when you leave it to a jury, you don't know what's going to happen. So it's hard to get all 12 people on a jury on your side.

    "And if you're playing professional golf on the stage that you're playing on and 98 percent of the people are pulling for you and there are 10,000 people on the green, I don't know, what does that leave, 20 people that don't like you, even if 98 percent of the people like you? And if those 20 people have had enough to drink or feel emboldened enough to say something because they want to impress the girl they're standing next to, then, yeah, like, you're in trouble. Like, people are going to say bad things.

    "Golf, unfortunately, doesn't and probably shouldn't tolerate that. I think there's a respect level in golf and there's intimacy that the fans can get so, so close to you, and you're also all by yourself, and you don't have the armor of putting on Yankee pinstripes, and you don't have the armor of having, knowing that if you're on the Yankees and people hate you and you're playing in Boston, you can tolerate it for three hours in right field. But you only tolerate it because you know next week or on Friday you're going to show up and you're going to be in Yankee Stadium and no matter what you do, even if you fall on your face, you're going to have the pinstripe armor on and people are going to love you.

    "So golf is different in that respect, that if you only have 2 percent of the people that are very against you because you're polarizing and because you're attention-seeking, then you're kind of dead because those people are going to be loud, and they're going to want to say something to get under your skin.

    "And I think golf shouldn't let that happen. I think the Masters is a great example of a place that doesn't let that happen, and it's the greatest place to watch and play professional golf because of the atmosphere they create. I think if you look at the history of the game and you look at the respect that underlies the entirety of the history of the game, we shouldn't tolerate it, and we shouldn't celebrate that. We should celebrate the fan that is respectful and pulls for their side.

    "So it's a tough situation. It's a tough topic, but that would be my take on it and I'm sure it's not perfect, but after thinking about it a little bit, it's the best I can come up with."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP IN7RO View Post
    Here was Cantlay's response in full:

    "And if you're playing professional golf on the stage that you're playing on and 98 percent of the people are pulling for you and there are 10,000 people on the green, I don't know, what does that leave, 20 people that don't like you, even if 98 percent of the people like you? And if those 20 people have had enough to drink or feel emboldened enough to say something because they want to impress the girl they're …."
    Math is hard.

    In general though, that’s an articulate and thoughtful response. Makes me a fan of his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mike View Post

    In general though, that’s an articulate and thoughtful response. Makes me a fan of his.
    Agreed. I read that this morning and thought, well that guy gets it. PGA wanted the attention of the internet horde and they got it in spades.

    Be curious to see how things go as the Tour Championship kicks off today in town. Might scoot over there this afternoon and down 6-8 beers and test their new policy's limits.

    (just kidding, although it's gorgeous out and golf course beers sound lovely right now)
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    The douche factor may be higher than normal this year with comments like this out of Brooks re: being "responsible" for someone else's shot", Strick having to ask the children to put their feud aside for the week and Reed not getting the invite, but maybe getting in if someone withdraws.

    https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id...ryder-cup-play
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    PGA "Since golf is all about money today, we'll pay the pros big bucks to mix it up on twitter."

    Pros go all TGR on the web.

    PGA "It's working!!"

    IMO, Brooks always was and is a douche and should find a way to slither out of the Ryder Cup.

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    Ryder Cup time

    Junkshow Team USA issues still seem to persist. At least when it comes to the conversation around the lead up to the matches. I do like Strick as the Capt.

    Looking at the two teams, as is commonplace, it appears the US has the hands-down talent, but the Euros have the team.
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    So we're gonna lose to these guys, yeah?

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    Damn nice cheeseheads I might have to root for Europe now

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    Beautiful day in Sconie today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    So we're gonna lose to these guys, yeah?

    Hope so

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    JT/Speith - Sergio/Rahm is just a fantastic matchup.

    Right now the Spaniards are up 2 at the turn.

    Grab a ham sandwich and get it in gear boys.
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    Hope team USA can keep it up through the afternoon

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    After Day 1 6-2 USA

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    Great start for the US.

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    As a left coaster I really don't feel the Ryder Cup vibe. I suspect the close connection to Europe on the east coast fuels the competitive fans.

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    I gotta admit I too could care less. Iím even a yank abroad!

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    Thanks for sharing. Now, gtfo. Nothing in golf compares to the Ryder Cup. Period.
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    Ryder Cup golf is the best golf.

    What a course too.

    Also, these US golf hoodies are dope.
    Last edited by BmillsSkier; 09-25-2021 at 03:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Thanks for sharing. Now, gtfo. Nothing in golf compares to the Ryder Cup. Period.
    you grew up on the east coast?

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    Tiger, Phil, Freddie, among other greats are from the West Coast and they really love the Ryder Cup. What a silly argument.



    Also, where else do you see the guys shotgunning beers on the first tee?

    https://www.golfdigest.com/story/ryd...sms7aPepzGCygk
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    Live stream of feature match is painful, Spieth can't make a putt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    As a left coaster I really don't feel the Ryder Cup vibe. I suspect the close connection to Europe on the east coast fuels the competitive fans.
    I suspect since your on the west coast and uninspired thereís still time for you to go give the lawn a nice cut. Buh, bye.

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