Danny Willett says brother was "correct" in criticism of some US fans
Much was made of the behaviour of a minority of fans at Hazeltine this weekend10:29 Monday 3 October 2016, 10:29 3 Oct 2016
Danny Willett admitted that his brother was correct in his criticism of some of the US fans after Europe were beaten by six points at Hazeltine and were forced to surrender their Ryder Cup crown.
Prior to the beginning of the fourballs last Friday morning, Danny's brother Pete wrote an article in which he referred to boisterous American fans as a "braying mob of imbeciles".
"They [Team Europe] need to stun the angry, unwashed, Make America Great Again swarm, desperately gripping their concealed-carry compensators and belting out a mini-erection inducing 'mashed potato', hoping to impress their cousin," Pete Willett wrote in a blog which caused stirs across the pond.
Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke was unimpressed with the comments - viewing them as an unnecessary distraction - and Willett actually apologised for his brother's comments claiming they were not the view of the team.
Last night, the 2016 Masters champion went back on his apology and claimed that his brother was in fact right all along, based on the behaviour of the fans over the three days.
"Very strange week here at the Ryder cup.. Tried my best but played poorly," Willett wrote on Twitter. "Unfortunately some american fans showed that @P_J_Willett was...
"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!!"
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
One fan was reportedly ejected for hurling abuse at Rory McIlroy after he was confronted by the four-time major winner. All players were forced to tolerate some level of heckling, while vice-captains appeared to try and keep the crowd in check during the tournament.
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