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Lee McCoy blasts Colombian golf fans, claims they harassed him for his hat, shoes, other “free stuff” during tourney

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Lee McCoy, wasn’t exactly pleased with fan behavior at the Web.com Tour’s Club Colombia Championship in Bogota, where the tied for 20th.

Now, we can’t vouch for the decorum outside the ropes at Country Club de Bogota. One’s tempted to remember some of the clueless spectator antics at the Olympics in Brazil last year. That said, there’s the PGA Tour Latinoamerica and both Web.com and PGA Tour events in South America where we assume fans are acting appropriately, so painting with a broad brush in any color doesn’t make sense.

We’ll stick to the facts, then: No Laying Up’s Tron Carter tweeted the following pair of emojis Sunday night. He appeared to be responding to a since deleted tweet, which we can assume was the one screenshotted in his following tweet.

In a seeming rebuttal to McCoy’s claims about fan behavior, and as a suggestion for how professional golfers ought to interact with spectators, the co-founder of ProTraj Holdings tweeted a shot of tournament winner, Ben Taylor signing autographs.

McCoy deleted his Twitter shortly thereafter.

We attempted to reach Lee via his management, TLA Worldwide, but did not receive a response. McCoy did, however, offer the statement below to Golf Digest.

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  1. Lea

    Feb 18, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    These are gamines or gangs of Colombian Street children that acost people in the streets and try to steal what they cannot get begging. Look it up. Colombians will react the same way.

  2. Donald Trump

    Feb 14, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I’m pretty sure Lee won’t have that problem much longer. He will be working at the driving range next year.

  3. M-Herd4

    Feb 13, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Hey Lee – I’ll trade places with you for a week! You do my job and I’ll chase the little white ball around and give free gloves/balls away to some adoring kids…

  4. Dale

    Feb 13, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I agree with McCoy. Glad he has the nerve to speak his mind. Hopefully the PC police won’t shut him up like they do everyone else.

    • Wes

      Feb 13, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      They have already beat him. Great job by Twitter. People complain about athletes being too generic but when they have an opinion, right or wrong, they get blasted.

  5. EDWARD Brumby

    Feb 12, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    McCoy will never be on my like list after this pretentious display of entitlement.

    • the dude

      Feb 14, 2018 at 9:35 am

      NOW that’s a reason for LM to be regretful…..(not making the list)….haha….idiot.

  6. Mike

    Feb 12, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Do we really think this is news worthy? Golfers are human beings… they are sons and daughters and the Web.com is part of a very difficult journey. Mix in a strange country with a different language and customs and you have a nice mixture to learn from. Mr McCoy, battling and trying to post a score, struggled at the finish… he’s allowed to be human. Lesson to be learned: there will always be internet trolls looking for an opportunity to make something out of nothing.

  7. Wes

    Feb 12, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    After following McCoy on twitter, I think this is being blown out of proportion by someone with a axe to grind. Most of his tweets have a sarcastic tone them. But just like the mob mentality on the Internet, you can’t win.

  8. Mj

    Feb 12, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Mccoy had $350 in his bank account less than 2 years ago
    Give the kid a break.

    • ding

      Feb 12, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      his dad is a multi-millionair the kid doesn’t have to worry about money

      • Mike

        Feb 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

        ….. really ding? And you know this…. sad.

  9. Marty

    Feb 12, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    There was more information in the headline than the article – not very well written in my opinion.

  10. Hater

    Feb 12, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    He’s a bulldog….what do you expect?

  11. Timothy W Kennedy

    Feb 12, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    McCoy should be embarrassed for his attitude is out of alignment. Of course fans want free stuff. At least show some respect and give the fans your attention. Those fans all know someone that pays your salary. Being one that is lucky to be in the spotlight means that self centered attitude does not work.

  12. George

    Feb 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Lee McCoy = Self entitled little boy

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GolfWRX Classifieds Spotlight (06/05/20) – Scotty Cameron, TaylorMade Tour, GC Quad

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member jadedennill – Scotty Cameron CX-01

What a great price for a limited edition putter. This Scotty Cameron CX-01 is only 1 of 500 and offers a very unique look in a higher MOI blade design.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Scotty CSX-01

Member nc2lane – Foresight GC Quad

This ad feels like the classic episode of “The Simpsons,” where the family travels to a quiet east coast beach town and Lisa reinvents herself for the summer. To reinvent her look she takes her mom shopping for clothes and while off-camera you here “Mom come quick BRING MONEY!”

Well, you better bring the money, because state-of-the-art launch monitors don’t come cheap, but you certainly get what you pay for with the GC Quad from Foresight.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: GC Quad Launch Monitor

Member TheGriftKings – Unicorn 2015 8.5 M2 Driver

This is still one of the best and most sought after TaylorMade tour issue drivers of all time. This head is in amazing shape—basically new and at 8.5 degrees of loft, it’s even rarer.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: TaylorMade M2 Driver

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds 

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Check out Tiger Woods’ incredible handicap index history from his entire career

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Ever wondered what Tiger Woods’ handicap index has been throughout his career? Well, one statistician, Lou Stagner of Decade Golf, did some serious number crunching and the results are fascinating. 

From 1996 right through to today, Stagner used course rating and slope for each course in his research and calculated a differential for each round to find out what Tiger’s index would have been each year of his pro career.

You can see the impressive results in the graph below.

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The results show that Woods was at his very best handicap wise in 2008 when he bossed a +9.4 index, his average index was +6.7 throughout his career, his current index is 6.5, and as Stagner noted, he was +7 or better for 35% of his handicap revisions.

It’s also worth noting that the results are not adjusted to tournament conditions. Not bad, eh?

 

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Henrik Stenson: Fan-less Ryder Cup is better than nothing

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On Thursday, ‘Henrik Stenson Almost An Hour’ podcast presented by Callaway Golf aired for the first time, with the Swede sharing his thoughts on his playing schedule going forward, the tour’s return as well as a potential spectator-less Ryder Cup.

On the new bi-weekly podcast, Stenson described the potential of a Ryder Cup with no fans as being “very blunt”, but did stress that even a spectator-less Ryder Cup is better than no Ryder Cup at all.

“For the atmosphere and for the feeling, for us as players that would be, very blunt, it would be something that you can’t really imagine at this point.

Then looking at the bigger picture, if that’s the only way that the Ryder Cup can go ahead, and if it’s not an option to play it next year with crowds, with fans, then I would prefer to play a Ryder Cup than to not play a Ryder Cup.”

Stenson revealed he wouldn’t be returning to the U.S. until mid-July, and he’s expecting the first couple of week’s back to be “messy” as the players and officials adjust to the new conditions.

“I’ll sit out a few weeks and see how everything gets going. I think it might be a little bit more messy the first couple of weeks as well before everyone finds their bearings with testing and everything.

So I’ll watch it from the couch the first couple of weeks and most likely then with the current restrictions I will travel over in mid-July to Lake Nona. I’ll have a couple of weeks of practice and then I’ll tee it up at the WGC FedEx tournament in Memphis.”

Once the 44-year-old does get Stateside again, you can expect to see him often as he plans to play “every week up until Christmas.”

“And once I get over and start playing, I can pretty much play every week up until Christmas. Because (there’s) going to be lots of golf tournaments, and it’s not going to be a shortage. So I’m just kind of tweaking my return a little bit and will probably play a bit more in the fall.”

‘Henrik Stenson Almost An Hour’ podcast presented by Callaway Golf will air every other Thursday here.

 

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