Ryder Cup 2016: Danny Willett Says His Brother Was Right About American Fans

October 3, 2016
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It’s been a tough week for Danny Willett, and he may have just made it even worse.

Not only did the reigning Masters champion lose all three of his matches in his Ryder Cup debut at Hazeltine National Golf Club, but the Englishman also had to issue a public apology after his brother Pete penned a sarcastic but scathing assessment of American fans that referred to the U.S. faithful as “pudgy, basement-dwelling, irritants, stuffed on cookie dough and pissy beer,” and “fat, stupid, greedy, classless, bastards.”

Following Europe’s 17-11 drubbing at Hazeltine, however, Willett is suddenly backing his brother’s comments up. He took to Twitter on Sunday to complain about the behavior of the fans at Hazeltine.

“Unfortunately some american [sic] fans showed that [Pete] 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!!” the tweets read.




The rowdy crowds drew more attention than usual this week, ultimately prompting the PGA of America to address the situation by issuing a public plea for respect.

It wasn’t enough for Willett. During Sunday’s post-match press conference, Willett wasn’t exactly glowing when asked to describe his first Ryder Cup experience.

“S—,” Willett said. “Being honest. Sorry, would you like me to elaborate? Really s—.”