Skip to comments.U.S. Open fans heckle Tiger Woods (Why now after all this time?)
Posted on 06/22/2009 9:13:06 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
Beer-sodden fans and rain combined for an ugly finish to a long day of golf yesterday, with Tiger Woods and other golfers subjected to drunken heckling as the action at Bethpage Black came to a close.
At 6:42 p.m., dozens of drunken spectators at Hole 10 taunted Woods as he prepared to start his third round in the rain.
"We're on Long Island, baby, where men are men!" one fan yelled. "Put that umbrella down!"
The taunts were mixed with cheers from the majority of the crowd. Woods did not respond to the people who were heckling him but tried to quiet the crowd with a "sshh" hand gesture, putting his finger to his lips, as golfers prepared to tee off on the adjacent 12th tee.
"Suck it up, you've got your own video game!" someone shouted at Woods.
Some fans, apparently disgusted by the hecklers' behavior, walked away from the hole. Others told the vocal contingent to quiet down, which had no effect on the verbal abuse.
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Welcome to politics Mr. Woods. Should have kept your mouth shut!!!
I’m willing to bet that alcohol is driving this.
Alcohol was they key to release it.
How embarrassing for that golf club.
“How embarrassing for that golf club.”
And for golf in the U.S. in general. Golf fans are supposed to have some amount of class.
Sounds like they were heckling everybody, but it’s only interesting when they heckle Tiger.
Isn’t there some security at such events? I’m amazed that this was allowed to continue. To start, much less to continue.
Appears that they heckled just about everyone but only Woods got the headlines.
Countdown to the inevitable, reflexive, ignorant charge of “Racism!”.
No, highly unlikely to come from Woods himself.
Never heard that before.
< /sarc >
Me, I admire Tiger for never mentioning Our Beloved President even once in his inauguration day speech.
I think that went by the wayside some time ago. I am mortally tired of idiots shrieking "Get in the hole!" everytime someone tees off on a 500+ yard par 5.
“Im willing to bet that alcohol is driving this.”
I’m with you.
This is a tempest in a teacup. It sounds like the fans were just ribbing him, not being vicious.
What a bunch of wusses golfers are. Could you imagine a story anywhere that felt it was newsworthy to report that ‘some drunken fans yelled at Albert Pujols yesterday at the Cardinals game’? Or, ‘some drunken fans heckled Peyton Manning yesterday at the Colts game.”
Wusses, with people running around commanding the paying audience to shut up because these lightweights can’t hit the ball if someone so much as eats a potato chip.
Maybe they’re just jerks?
I betting Long Island was driving this.
Home of Buttafuco.
Woods interjected politics into the sport, this is an expected consequence.
I doubt if alcohol is the problem. it (supposed alcohol use) is being used by the state run media to marganilize those presenting opposing political veiwpoints to those of Woods’.
If those running the golf event didn’t want politics to come up, they should have asked Woods to stay away.