Wow - I'm appalled to read this.. Viewing Sunday's round on TV, we were impressed by how the crowd cheered both players. I suppose some over served idiots needed to make themselves obnoxious. Guess it can happen anywhere (i.e. Chinese fans cheering Stacy Lewis missing putts vs hometown favorite.). Attended the first round in person for about 10 hours and was so glad to not hear a single "You da man" or "mashed potatoes" or "Get in the hole" on tee shots. Did hear a few of those on Sunday, but nothing like from Chambers Bay.
I spent 30 years in Wisconsin and still go back at least two months a year. The state isn't any more racist than the rest of the US but it has more than its share of loudmouths and hillbillies. I've been to every Big Ten football stadium and basketball arena and the fans are more obnoxious in Madison than anywhere else. It pains me to say that because I spent six years at UW. Maybe it is over indulgence in alcohol.
In any event, I hope when the US Open is at Erin Hills the atmosphere is more positive. Someday, I hope the women get to play the US Open at the Milwaukee Country Club--the best course by far in the state.
Did you guys watch the final rd of the Deutsche Bank? Did you hear the clown yelling at the top of his lungs after Henrick hit his 2nd at 12....."STENSON YOU'RE A LOSER" WTF. Many yelling against Stenson. Only in Merica...you guys must be proud.....LMAO.
Who is to blame for idiots taking an interest in golf? Yup, you guess it...Eldrick. When I started playing golf in the 60's, then 70's and 80's you'd almost never see clowns on a golf course. And no one fixes ball marks, rakes traps or replaces divots....ugh.
I played behind a 4some on Sat...playing music, yelling and swearing. Played yesterday and there was a scramble on the other course...you could here all the clowns yelling and swearing from 250 yards away. OK...OK...we have idiots too in Igloo Land.
Oh well...their money is as good as my and your money and the courses are in no shape to turn away business.