What did Lexi Thompson say after this over-zealous ‘fore’ shout?
Lexi Thompson plays with her heart on her sleeve and lays it all on the line. She’s a fiery, emotional player, which in many ways is the key to her success. On Saturday at the Solheim Cup, that passion came through in rather amusing fashion.
On the tee at Gleneagles‘ short, 237-yard 14th hole, Lexi hung what looked to be a 2-iron out to the right. It was a draw that didn’t draw, and now was heading just right of the green.
— Geoff Shackelford (@GeoffShac) September 14, 2019
That’s when someone nearby let out a rather exuberant “Fore!” shout. It caught everyone by surprise — including Thompson, who spun around and unloaded some choice words: “Jesus, it’s not that bad.”
It turned into a slightly divisive moment on Twitter. Some fans thought Thompson’s response was a funny, relatable reaction; others viewed it as a sign of arrogance and fragile ego.
The quote of the day. @lexi thank you for keeping it real.
— Ed Jones (@Edj_0527) September 14, 2019
FARH Right !
Lexi: Jesus, It’s not THAT bad
😂 @Lexi is so Awesome
— Doug (@Ggg2016ggg) September 14, 2019
Not a shout from the player 😡. Seriously how hard is it to shout FORE. Top marks to the caddy for yelling
— Ross Fisher (@RossFisher) September 14, 2019
So many fragile man egos around here. That was classic.
— Jbay (@jbayzzz) September 14, 2019
Yet it missed someone by 2 feet. If it’s bad enough to point it’s bad enough to shout, and shout loud. This may reveal the underlying issue with the non shout. Pro’s are so mentally strong, a shout feels like a shout of shame but a point makes them believe “it’s not that bad”
— George Booth (@georgebooth73) September 14, 2019
Am I missing something, her Caddy shouted straight away and very loudly, there was not really any need for her too, and she had a tongue in cheek response to how loud and dramatic the shout was
— Phil Hinson (@HinsonPhilip) September 14, 2019
Lexi face 😂😂 daggers 🗡
— lynn callaghan (@CallaghanLynn) September 15, 2019
LOL I'd have the exact same reaction.
— Danielle (@timelysarcasm) September 14, 2019
Jeez, people need to get their knickers out of a knot. Caddie shouted fore, she signalled and she gave, in my opinion, a funny one liner. Relax folks
— KevinF 🇮🇪🇦🇺 (@the1kf) September 14, 2019
That was priceless!
— Samuel Collie (@Dogboy48) September 14, 2019
Sad state of affairs when this is passed off as ‘a classic.’ Basic etiquette is the least that’s expected of anyone each and every time they step onto the first tee. Retrospective fines ought to be introduced to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
— James Martin (@jmrtin1991) September 14, 2019