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This is what happens when you heckle Billy Horschel

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Heckling on the golf course is becoming more and more frequent these days, but perhaps the next golf fan who attempts to get on the wrong side of Billy Horschel will think twice after the American responded angrily to a rowdy spectator at last week’s Zurich Classic.

The incident took place on the par-3 17th during the second round, as Billy Horschel played his tee shot. After Horschel had struck his shot, the spectator yelled “Get in the water!”, before Horschel responded angrily, saying “Hey, get the f**k out of here.”

(language warning, obviously)

Horschel took to social media after his round to apologize for losing his cool, publishing this tweet.

Although, not everyone believed that the apology was necessary, with Twitter savant, Eddie Pepperell, leaping to Horschel’s defense, as well as suggesting how he should handle similar situations in the future.

 

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. John Lang

    Jun 7, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Horschel, and most of the blueblood snowflakes on tour, wouldn’t last a second in any other sport. No balls. Imagine them playing baseball in Philly?

  2. Barry

    May 20, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    but these are just standard US fans these days. What is it with you guys and the need to have your voices heard? The stuff they were shouting as well in the PGA was just cringeworthy, and reinforced our views of American golf fans. Boorish, childish, crass, drunk. It’s why the US players love playing in the Open Championship. They get to play in front of a bit of class for a change.

  3. HappyDuffer

    May 18, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Just more childish behavior from PGA players. If you want your fans to behave better, perhaps you should try setting a better example of how to handle things calmly like an adult and a gentleman.

    • GD

      May 18, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      Really? you’re blaming Billy Horschel for an adult spectator not knowing how to behave? Are we just that mindless in your eyes that because a player says a bad word in anger, that we in turn think its ok to act like a self control-less child? It’s the fault of the players that grown men just cant help themselves and scream mashed potatoes the second a player makes impact? How much more personal responsibility to we need to remove from adults in our society?

  4. JP

    May 14, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Next time send Gianni the Enforcer in to handle hecklers.

  5. OhioBricker

    May 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    There isn’t a whinier douchebag on the PGA Tour than Billy Horschel. As much as I can’t stand him (he’s already blocked me on Twitter) I still hate people who yell anything after a golf shot more than anything else in all of sports.

  6. Gatorhater

    May 12, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Billy wears jorts.

  7. James

    May 10, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    So many snowflakes on Tour can’t tolerate a little heckle. Billy and Eddie, STFU and entertain me.

    • jgpl001

      May 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Can’t handle a little heckle?

      Since when was heckling and drunken loudmouth behavior a part of golf?

    • Rich

      May 18, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      Snowflake fans can’t handle a little backlash for their bad behavior.

  8. Grug-Brain Golf Fan

    May 10, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    GRUG MAKE COMMENT ON BILLY’S SHOT. GRUG THINK GRUG FUNNY. BILLY NOT FIND GRUG FUNNY. [SCRATCHES HEAD]

  9. Dyson Bochambeau

    May 9, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Biwwy gets vewee veweee mad if you make him angwhee

  10. jgpl001

    May 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    He should have dragged him over the ropes and thrown him into the water
    There needs to be a zero tolerance policy with these idiots – chuck them out, fine them $50K and ban them from any Golf event for life
    When are the PGA Tour going to wake up and take action ???

    • James T

      May 11, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      … sayin, “Oh, I thought you said to get you in the water.”

  11. Joey5Picks

    Apr 30, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    100% behind Billy. Silence is being complicit and reinforces the behavior. Idiots need to be called out, whether it’s the j@ack@ss who yells “get in the hole” or “get in the water” or the @$$hole who figures the rules don’t apply to him and drives solo in the carpool lane.

  12. Sergio

    Apr 29, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Billy H., you’ve gained in me a fan for life! Billy H. was much too restrained in his remark. He should not have only said “get the F*** out of here; he would have been well within his manly rights to to tell that punk that he is a moron, a disgrace to the good sportsmanship and gentlemanly nature of the game of golf, and doesn’t belong within a mile of a golf course! Security should have escorted the miscreant out immediately and he should have been banned from PGA tour events for life! The entire shout out stupidities culture that is beginning to take over golf events should not be tolerated. It’s getting so bad I don’t even like watching anymore. The only tournament that is watchable is the Masters and The British Open Championship. The PGA is out of control and so is the US Open. I think the PGA Tour should re-think it’s anything goes policy towards louts and miscreants shouting out idiocies. Is it so awful to have people behave like the do at Augusta. The cheers are thunderous but you rarely hear any stupidity. That’s the way it should be. This is golf not football.

  13. A. Commoner

    Apr 29, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    What happens is that you are treated to a garbage mouth shout back.

  14. jason

    Apr 29, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    i’ve seen comments regarding heckling from fans and how it doesn’t seem to be problem in other sports and golfers need to be less uptight…

    there is a huge difference that separates golf from baseball, football, etc.

    golf is an individual sport. when you are yelling at a player, you are rooting against the individual. not to mention the golf ‘arena’ is typically quiet, where any comment is easily heard. If you’re heckling the cubs RF, you’re likely doing so because you are rooting against the cubs, rather just doing so because you have something against that player. when you heckle a golfer, it comes across as rude and an attack on that player.

    overall heckling is useless and classless. hecklers in any sport are the bottom feeders, but in golf they take the low to a whole new level

    • Brian

      May 15, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      How is rooting against an individual any different than rooting against a group of individuals? In a team sport, you’re rooting for an individual to drop a fly ball or brick a free throw. It’s elementally the same as rooting for a golfer to dunk his ball in the drink.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (2.25.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Awesome looking Tupac and Biggy themed wedges from The Golf Garage.

Up-close with Patrick Reed’s Scotty Cameron Tour Rat.

A look inside the bag of Tommy Fleetwood.

Our Johnny Newbern with plenty of great shots of The Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.

Slick looking blade from Embrace Putters.

Any other fans of the low-lofted 3-wood?

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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Women’s Golf Day offering locations free registration before March 1st

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Women's Golf Day 2020

Women’s Golf Day in 2020 looks set to be a record-breaking year, and for clubs signing up before March 1st, they can now avail of free location registration for the event which takes place on June 2, 2020.

A dedicated day to celebrate the female golf game, in 2019 Women’s Golf Day saw more than 900 events taking place in a whopping 52 countries.

With more locations and people participation planned for the 2020 event, the team behind WGD is offering free location registration with code VIP2020 to anyone signing up before March 1st.

Along with a new website, for 2020 the celebration is set to have an even greater global reach with WGD now taking place in all continents across the world, with different events also being arranged for the run-up to the main event.

Womens Golf Day 2020

Speaking on the 2020 event, Elisa Gaudet, founder of Women’s Golf Day stated

“We are extremely proud of the number of countries around the world who have embraced Women’s Golf Day. Golf is a fabulous sport that brings people of all nations together. Our official birthday will always be the first Tuesday in June, but with our global reach comes a responsibility to cater for everyone.

This means that there will be some events taking place a few days prior in the build-up to our 5th birthday on June 2nd making the countdown even more exciting than in previous years!”

Venues can sign up for free ($79.99 after March 1st ) using the code VIP2020 on the www.womensgolfday.com website.

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The Premier Golf League: Everything you need to know about the proposed new world tour

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The Premier Golf League has been a hot topic of discussion in the world of golf this year, and more information has emerged on the potential new world tour over the past few days.

With those recently released details from the minds behind the new concept and with plenty of reaction being given to the press from Tour players over the past week, here’s a breakdown of all the essential details of the Premier Golf League.

Who is behind the Premier Golf League?

CEO of the Premier Golf League is Andrew Gardiner—an attorney and London-based director at Barclays Capital. Together with Gardiner, Colin Neville, a partner at Raine Group—a New York-based sports, media and entertainment investment firm—is reported to have been highly influential in the PGL’s conception.

What is the concept of the Premier Golf League?

The new Premier Golf League would consist of an 18 event circuit featuring the top 48 players in the world who would be competing for a total prize purse of $240 million. 

The PGL would involve an eight-month season—including 10 U.S. events—which would be played over 54 holes. 

The remaining eight events would be split as follows: four in Asia, three in Europe, and one in Australia.

At each event, there would be a total prize purse of $10 million up for grabs, with the winner of each stroke play event taking home the $2 million winner’s share. The end of season champion would collect a bonus of $10 million.

Would the Premier Golf League consist solely of strokeplay events?

No. Co-existing alongside the individual strokeplay events would be a team event. The team event would consist of 12 four-man teams, with one player from each side being the team owner.

Each team would be competing for a total prize of $40 million with the winner’s share being $14 million.

What other details do we know?

  • Shotgun starts for the first two rounds with each captain deciding before each round which two player’s scores would count towards the team event.
  • No dress code outside of potential team uniforms.
  • A draft system.
  • A transfer window.
  • A relegation and promotion system as seen in soccer.
  • A playoff concept for the final event involving top seeds.
  • No course venues have thus far been discussed.

Could a player compete on the PGA Tour and the PGL?

No. Players would have to choose between one or the other.

Could players compete in the PGL and golf’s four major championships?

Yes. Separate bodies run the four majors and therefore players in the PGL could compete in golf’s four biggest events.

When could the PGL launch?

The PGL would likely kick off in 2022 or 2023.

What has the PGA Tour and European Tour said in regards to the proposed new World Tour?

PGA Tour chief Jay Monahan issued a memo to Tour players last month stating

“If the Team Golf Concept or another iteration of this structure becomes a reality in 2022 or at any time before or after, our members will have to decide whether they want to continue to be a member of the PGA Tour or play on a new series.”

European Tour chief, Keith Pelley, has not spoken publicly on the matter.

What have players said about the PGL?

Tiger Woods confirmed at a press conference at this month’s Genesis Invitational that he had been “personally approached” about his potential involvement in the world super-circuit and that he and his team are currently “looking into it.”

Earlier this year, The Scotsman reported that Phil Mickelson met and played with key PGL members during the Saudi International Pro-Am and told the media that he was “intrigued” by the idea.

“I haven’t had the chance to put it all together and think about what I want to say about it publicly, but I do think it was an informative day for me to have the chance to spend time with them.”

Last week, Justin Rose told the Daily Mail that “It’s (The PGL) increasingly becoming talked about in the locker room,” and that “there are a lot of incentives for the guys to be interested.”

Before the WGC-Mexico, Rory McIlroy dealt the PGL its most significant blow yet, when he told reporters that 

“The more I’ve thought about it, the more I don’t like it. For me, I’m out.”

The Ulsterman also added that he believes opinions in the locker room are currently split on the concept.

Following McIlroy’s comments, Bubba Watson also ruled out any potential involvement in the PGL telling Golf Channel last week 

“It doesn’t matter to me; I’m playing on the PGA Tour. Why go anywhere else, we have the best tour in the world?”

While Xander Schauffele looks to have also sided with the PGA Tour, telling the publication that

“Our commissioner set us straight, you have to pick which tour you want to play on and the benefits we have on the PGA Tour are pretty hard to beat. For me, how young I am and how early it is in my career all the history is made on the PGA Tour and that’s where I want to be.”

 

 

 

 

 

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