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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 @giancarlomag

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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. JP

    May 14, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Next time send Gianni the Enforcer in to handle hecklers.

  4. 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.

  5. Gatorhater

    May 12, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Billy wears jorts.

  6. 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.

  7. 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]

  8. Dyson Bochambeau

    May 9, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Biwwy gets vewee veweee mad if you make him angwhee

  9. 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.”

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. A. Commoner

    Apr 29, 2019 at 4:51 pm

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

  13. 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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