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#1 seve1972

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:22 PM

"I lost a lot of respect for the USGA"....
What a dbag...too bad the U.S. Open is not an invitational.  #spoiledlittleahole


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:23 PM

View Postseve1972, on 21 June 2015 - 04:22 PM, said:

"I lost a lot of respect for the USGA"....
What a dbag...too bad the U.S. Open is not an invitational.  #spoiledlittleahole
Maybe take a deep breath before stepping in for the Interview or perhaps he should of declined.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:25 PM

I think he left out a few ahhh ummmm ahhhs. Sounded like a fool.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:26 PM

Guys a jerk (other than giving his caddie 1mil fro the fedex) :)

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:26 PM

I agree totally with the first 3 posts! Sounded the fool for sure.


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:26 PM

He doesn't have to play. Take a week of vacation Billy.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:28 PM

I agree with him.......and Gary Player.
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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:30 PM

Fine him $10 million.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:30 PM

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:34 PM

I lost respect for him after those comments - #toolshed


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:38 PM

Absolute tool.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:39 PM

Situation 1: Player gives cordial and vanilla corporate responses in interview ("Would've been nice to make a few more putts, just happy to be here").
Wrx response: These guys are robots and have no personality.

Situation 2: Player speaks their mind in the heat of the moment and essentially summarizes the vast majority of their peers' opinions.
Wrx response: He's a tool/fool/whiny b***h/etc.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:40 PM

...nice touch for Fox putting HSonders in the interview booth......#mute

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:41 PM

I always say, if you don't want an answer, don't ask the question.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:41 PM

You guys are special.  Fox knew damn well what they would get with that interview.  He is pissed easy to see. Now guys in the booth running the buss over him. The real clowns are the interviewer and the announcers.    All the players should I refuse the rest of the interviews to protest that type ambush tactic

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:42 PM

View Postprorobo, on 21 June 2015 - 04:39 PM, said:

Situation 1: Player gives cordial and vanilla corporate responses in interview ("Would've been nice to make a few more putts, just happy to be here").
Wrx response: These guys are robots and have no personality.

Situation 2: Player speaks their mind in the heat of the moment and essentially summarizes the vast majority of their peers' opinions.
Wrx response: He's a tool/fool/whiny b***h/etc.

Can't win here.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:43 PM

View Postprorobo, on 21 June 2015 - 04:39 PM, said:

Situation 1: Player gives cordial and vanilla corporate responses in interview ("Would've been nice to make a few more putts, just happy to be here").
Wrx response: These guys are robots and have no personality.

Situation 2: Player speaks their mind in the heat of the moment and essentially summarizes the vast majority of their peers' opinions.
Wrx response: He's a tool/fool/whiny b***h/etc.

Can't win here.

Ha!...gotta agree

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:44 PM

Finally the truth.  After so much spin it's good to hear what everyone knows. USGA screwed up again, the greens suck, turned a major into a goofball tournament. First three days put the pins where the balls don't go. Last day put them where they naturally go to salvage something out of the mess.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:48 PM

You will get what you get when you ask Player to give one of his 10,000 opinions or stick a mic in the face of some guy who has just come off the course. Would be nice to hear a considered opinion from the Players Aassociation or some of the games better thinkers like Geoff Ogilvy a week or so after the event.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:49 PM

View Postjdanlaw, on 21 June 2015 - 04:42 PM, said:

View Postprorobo, on 21 June 2015 - 04:39 PM, said:

Situation 1: Player gives cordial and vanilla corporate responses in interview ("Would've been nice to make a few more putts, just happy to be here").
Wrx response: These guys are robots and have no personality.

Situation 2: Player speaks their mind in the heat of the moment and essentially summarizes the vast majority of their peers' opinions.
Wrx response: He's a tool/fool/whiny b***h/etc.

Can't win here.

+100

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:50 PM

View Postwobgon, on 21 June 2015 - 04:41 PM, said:

I always say, if you don't want an answer, don't ask the question.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:53 PM

View PostSurfDuffer, on 21 June 2015 - 04:28 PM, said:

I agree with him.......and Gary Player.

I don't think it matters whether their underlying opinions are correct or not.  You're diminishing the event for the winner, you're making yourself the story instead of putting the attention where it belongs, on the player who handles the conditions the best.  

I used to think he'd be an amazing Ryder Cupper.  Now I'm embarrassed by his antics on the course during his national open.  The Ryder Cup doesn't need another spoiled crybaby.
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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:55 PM

View Postcxx, on 21 June 2015 - 04:44 PM, said:

Finally the truth.  After so much spin it's good to hear what everyone knows. USGA screwed up again, the greens suck, turned a major into a goofball tournament. First three days put the pins where the balls don't go. Last day put them where they naturally go to salvage something out of the mess.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:57 PM

View Postcaniac6, on 21 June 2015 - 04:26 PM, said:

He doesn't have to play. Take a week of vacation Billy.

That is what I have been saying. These guys don't have to play. How about you think about where you are Bill? How about instead of what you are doing you could be putting on a roof in 90+ degree temperatures, or sitting in a cubicle with a boss who won't let up, or collecting someone else's garbage everyday?

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:58 PM

View PostHawkeye03, on 21 June 2015 - 04:49 PM, said:

View Postjdanlaw, on 21 June 2015 - 04:42 PM, said:

View Postprorobo, on 21 June 2015 - 04:39 PM, said:

Situation 1: Player gives cordial and vanilla corporate responses in interview ("Would've been nice to make a few more putts, just happy to be here").
Wrx response: These guys are robots and have no personality.

Situation 2: Player speaks their mind in the heat of the moment and essentially summarizes the vast majority of their peers' opinions.
Wrx response: He's a tool/fool/whiny b***h/etc.

Can't win here.

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There are ways to express displeasure without making yourself out to be a fool.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:59 PM

I don't think he made himself look stupid at all. Billy is always going to say what's on his mind and if somebody doesn't like it, tough sh!t. I wish everybody would do it. Makes me want to puke with all the politically correct  crap that comes out of most interviews.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:01 PM

View Postseve1972, on 21 June 2015 - 04:22 PM, said:

"I lost a lot of respect for the USGA"....
What a dbag...too bad the U.S. Open is not an invitational.  #spoiledlittleahole

I don't see why he's a jerk for stating his opinion???  Maybe he should have stated the obvious in a more appropriate/tactful setting...  The USGA, as the game's governing body/organization, has made some questionable moves that do impact the game (beyond the scope of just this particular tournament).
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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:04 PM

The existence of this thread is proof Fox got what they wanted. Leave BillyHo alone, he's usually one the good guys and was pi$$ed walking off a disappointing weekend.

All of you clowns criticizing should think of an analogy for your own lives:
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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:04 PM

he can say what he wants, but to think he can say it without consequence, is naive. right or wrong, he may be apologizing for those comments later.

Edited by golfcarte, 21 June 2015 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:06 PM

View Postlawsonman, on 21 June 2015 - 04:59 PM, said:

I don't think he made himself look stupid at all. Billy is always going to say what's on his mind and if somebody doesn't like it, tough sh!t. I wish everybody would do it. Makes me want to puke with all the politically correct  crap that comes out of most interviews.

Taking the PC stance isn't always a cop out and speaking your mind isn't always the right decision - Billy seems to get these confused all the time - There's an awful lot to be said for the guy who can navigate this reality and say what needs to be said w/o coming off as an idiot...


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