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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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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

The folks at Dormie Workshop continue to outdo themselves. It’s ubearable.

The Peoples Clubs with a sick set of NCW blades they just built.

Heckuva an action by one of Jimmy Hutchings’ young pupils.

Kraken Golf is working on a deathly cool project.

Michael Martinez with a savage mock-up of some Ryder Cup Jordans

About right…

We think so too, Kevin.

If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

 

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Check out these limited-edition Ryder Cup Adidas Tour360 shoes

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Here are GolfWRX, we love our Ryder Cup swag. Gianni brought you news of the U.S. squad’s apparel and some goodies from Puma last week. Today, we have more Ryder Cup-related gear news for fans of golf’s most storied team competition: Adidas is launching a limited edition Tour360 to commemorate the showdown at Le Golf National.

Available Sept. 24, the shoes draw their inspiration from the famed Ryder Cup trophy. The 10-cleated TPU outsole is designed to look like the wood grain finish at the trophy’s base, and the TPU top plate is shiny and gold like the trophy itself.

While the exterior of the shoe is the same whether your support the United States or Europe, the fortunate souls who snag a pair of the limited-edition shoes will be able to choose their preferred sockliner. One features the American flag and the final scores from every Ryder Cup since 1979, the other, the European flag.

“We know how much the Ryder Cup means to fans all over the world,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “It’s the most competitive event in golf, and brings out a level of emotion that you don’t normally see in the sport. Possession of the Ryder Cup trophy is what both of these teams and fans are after, so we looked to it for inspiration.”

The shoes (MSRP $220) will come with a limited-edition shoe bag and will only available online at adidas.com.

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Rope hat fans, rejoice: Titleist’s Tour Rope Flat Bill is here

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The rope hat is having something of a moment, isn’t it? As the mesh trucker fades to the periphery and the outer recesses of hipsterdom where it belongs, the good old-fashioned cotton rope snapback is stepping up to fill the void in vintage-inspired headwear.

Titleist is getting into the rope hat game with its Tour Rope Flat Bill, worn perhaps most prominently by Cameron Smith recently, but seen adorning the heads of Adam Scott, Jason Kokrak, and Rafa Cabrera Bello.

Check ’em out.

The Tour Rope Flat Bill is available on Titleist’s website for $30 now in black/white, navy/white, and white/hunter green colorways.

 

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