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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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Peter Kessler lashed out at anyone and everyone on Twitter

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With 140K followers on Twitter and a website as well, No Laying Up have become one of the most popular accounts in the golfing world. However, when the group plugged the second season of their show Tourist Sauce” with a new promo, it provoked a strong response from “the voice of golf,” former Golf Channel and PGA Tour host, writer, and producer, Peter Kessler. (Kessler responded to Green Jacket Auctions, who praised NLU’s work).

Kessler, no stranger to speaking his mind, then spent hours feuding with fellow social media users who defended No Laying Up’s promo. As is often the case in the world of social media, the arguments descended into personal insults, on which Kessler did not hold back.

Consider these tweets representative of dozens more in the same vein.

Although Kessler was firmly in attack mode, he had to be on his guard when @ProV1_iron took aim at his Perfect Club infomercials from back in the day. The spots are largely a humorous relic in the golfing world, but Kessler was having none of the “people in glass houses” analogy.

The responses from Kessler went on and on, and many had been expecting the ex-Golf Channel host cool off after yesterday’s exploits. However, the opposite happened, with Kessler getting right back in the saddle this morning and continuing his tirade against defenders of the show, with Kessler claiming NLU’s promo “is like intro to entertainment in 9th grade and school just started. Surely you’ve seen good movies and tv shows. These aren’t them.”

Despite saying that he has “Gotta run,” Kessler remains locked in a battle of personal insults with other social media users.

What do you make of Peter Kessler’s social media outburst, GolfWRX members?

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Which Air Jordan model should Nike release as a golf shoe next?

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According to GolfMagic, Nike’s Air Jordan III golf shoe took off from the foul line and soared right out of stock.

Per the site: “Nike launched this new model back in February… but you’ll do very well to get your hands on either them right now as they have sold out on Nike’s website. However, a Nike spokesperson has since commented saying “more is on the way.”

Grammar aside, this is interesting.

Now, it wasn’t long ago that all golf shoes looked like this.

And with all due respect to the Etonic Dri-Lite of yore, and giving wide berth to the traditionalists in the golf footwear space, the transition to sneaker-style golf shoes is cool, isn’t it? I mean, even if you’re monumentally swagger impaired like myself and could never pull the “Js on the fairways” look off, it’s intriguing, no?

With that in mind, and recognizing the demand for the 3s, I thought it’d be interesting to consider what the next Jordan golf shoe ought to be.

Here are my finalists for the next wide release (yes, I know Nike made Ray Allen custom 11s and MJ has had a few customs). Many of these are new colorways of classic (OG) models. I’ve tried for a range of styles and picks from across the Jordan timeline. Images via the excellent catalogue on the Jordan website.

Air Jordan XXXII

Air Jordan VI

Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan II (low)

Air Jordan XXX

Let me know what you think, GolfWRX Members!

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Looks like Tiger is exploring some innovative solutions to his putting woes…

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Tiger Woods was 39th in strokes gained: putting in 2018. Historically an excellent putter, Woods was hot-and-cold with the flatstick, even benching his soulmate Scotty Cameron Newport 2.

It looks like Woods may have an ace in the hole for the upcoming season, however, with respect to his green reading and putt sinking. Check out this video posted to his Instagram from the Tiger Woods Invitational on the Monterey Peninsula earlier this week.

Good thing the USGA is restricting the use of green-reading devices and technologies, because this kid looks close to cracking the eternal mystery of the perfect marriage of line and speed for every putt.

Cool stuff, though, isn’t it? It’s also cool to see Tiger so genuinely excited about his “mentee.”

We all know the story of how, after September 11, Woods re-evaluated his charitable endeavors and began to conceive of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. He’s spoken passionately about the students who have made their way through the various programs in the past, and there’s no doubt he cares deeply about the TGR Foundation’s efforts, but seeing a thin slice of that reality is awesome.

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