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)
— Trent McGee (@McGeeOnSports) April 26, 2019
Horschel took to social media after his round to apologize for losing his cool, publishing this tweet.
Apologize for the knee jerk reaction on 17 tee. ????????????
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) April 26, 2019
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.
Rather you took a knee to that jerks face personally. Definitely don’t need to apologise.
— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) April 27, 2019
WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Draw: Justin Thomas headlines ‘Group of Death’
The draw for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play took place on Monday morning, and as always, the draw has thrown up some fascinating groupings.
Defending champion Kevin Kisner will have his work cut out, as he’s been landed in arguably the toughest group of them all, which includes Players champ Justin Thomas as well as Louis Oosthuizen and Matt Kuchar.
World Number One Dustin Johnson will face Kevin Na, Robert McIntyre and Adam Long, while Group 8 has a distinctly European Ryder Cup feel to it with Tyrrell Hatton, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia and Matt Wallace all drawn together.
Here’s a look at the draw in full:
Dustin Johnson (1)
Kevin Na (28)
Robert MacIntyre (41)
Adam Long (61)
Justin Thomas (2)
Louis Oosthuizen (22)
Kevin Kisner (34)
Matt Kuchar (52)
Jon Rahm (3)
Ryan Palmer (24)
Shane Lowry (38)
Sebastián Muñoz (56)
Collin Morikawa (4)
Billy Horschel (32)
Max Homa (35)
J.T. Poston (63)
Bryson DeChambeau (5)
Tommy Fleetwood (21)
Si Woo Kim (45)
Antoine Rozner (58)
Xander Schauffele (6)
Scottie Scheffler (30)
Jason Day (44)
Andy Sullivan (57)
Patrick Reed (7)
Joaquin Niemann (26)
Christiaan Bezuidenhout (33)
Bubba Watson (55)
Tyrrell Hatton (8)
Lee Westwood (18)
Sergio Garcia (39)
Matt Wallace (51)
Webb Simpson (9)
Paul Casey (17)
Mackenzie Hughes (48)
Talor Gooch (59)
Patrick Cantlay (10)
Hideki Matsuyama (23)
Carlos Ortiz (42)
Brian Harman (54)
Rory McIlroy (11)
Cameron Smith (25)
Lanto Griffin (46)
Ian Poulter (60)
Tony Finau (12)
Jason Kokrak (29)
Will Zalatoris (40)
Dylan Frittelli (64)
Viktor Hovland (13)
Abraham Ancer (27)
Bernd Wiesberger (43)
Kevin Streelman (53)
Daniel Berger (14)
Harris English (19)
Brendon Todd (47)
Erik van Rooyen (62)
Matt Fitzpatrick (15)
Matthew Wolff (20)
Corey Conners (37)
Jordan Spieth (49)
Sungjae Im (16)
Victor Perez (31)
Marc Leishman (36)
Russell Henley (50)
The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play gets underway this Wednesday.
Report: Brooks Koepka undergoes knee surgery; Masters in doubt
Brooks Koepka’s appearance at next month’s Masters tournament appears increasingly unlikely after the 30-year-old underwent surgery on his right knee last week.
Koepka told GolfWeek about the surgery which took place on March 16 for “a right knee cap dislocation and ligament damage.” As for the 2021 Masters tournament, Koepka told the publication that: “Whatever my body says, I’m going to listen.”
This came after the 30-year-old posted a series of images to his social sites showing himself on crutches, with his right knee bandaged and another of the golfer on an anti-gravity treadmill.
Only 1 way to go from here ?? pic.twitter.com/cE5EH9e4tS
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) March 21, 2021
Koepka last teed it up at the WGC-Workday Championship earlier this month, where he finished runner-up.
Rickie Fowler responds to Faldo’s ‘commercial’ dig
Earlier this month, Nick Faldo caused a stir when he suggested that Rickie Fowler could shoot another ‘six commercials’ if he were to miss next month’s Masters.
Fowler, who is very likely to miss out on the 2021 Masters, responded to Faldo’s comments over the weekend, where he said that he understood where the six-time major champion was coming from.
Speaking at the Honda Classic, Fowler said:
“No, I know where Nick was trying to come from on that, and it’s like competitor to competitor, you’re trying to needle each other and get each other going type of thing. I am fortunate to have some great partners and make some great commercials, and it’s been fun to be able to do that. I would much rather be playing the week of the Masters than working. But it’s all part of it.
“I’m going to keep kicking down the door, if we’re able to do something special in the next few weeks before Augusta, we’ll be there. If not, we’ll keep grinding, and we’ll be back in the winner’s circle soon.”
The Californian finished T65 last week and now ranks 90th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Fowler does not qualify for this week’s WGC-Match Play and is not teeing it up at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, which means that his only route now into this year’s Masters is by winning the Valero Texas Open.
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