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Billy Horschel snaps back at heckler at Bay Hill

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Fans are back this week at Bay Hill, and with it, the odd comment from those outside the ropes to those inside.

On day one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Billy Horschel was the target of a fan who decided that he’d give his expert opinion to the 5-time winner on the PGA Tour, telling him that he had read a putt badly.

Horschel took his time after the shout from the fan but then fired back at him, saying: “There’s a reason why I’m on that side of the ropes, and you’re on that side. I think my talent level is just a touch better.” 

Check out the incident in the video below.

It isn’t the first time the 34-year-old has put a fan in their place at an event either, as one person found out a couple of year’s ago at the Zurich Classic.

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

23 Comments

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  1. Jared R.

    Mar 19, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    EPIC Dim Witted Comment to a guy who made a pretty good observation.

  2. Jeff

    Mar 7, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    These golfers play a game. They’re not athletes, especially BH, the guy dresses like a candy cane most of the time, what a priss, him and justin thomas. They’re two of the biggest babies on the tour. A fan cheers against you, so what, move on The fans at least wait until after the shot. BH or JT wouldn’t survive outside the ropes in real life or in a real sport.

    • gwelfgulfer

      Mar 8, 2021 at 10:36 pm

      And yet here you are tough guy on a golf forum complaining about these non athletes… Grow up…

  3. Dav

    Mar 7, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Damn it was sooooo nice to watch a tournament without the obnoxious a”holes who think they are freakin cool with their shouts and comments. I see Covid sure didn’t teach manners…

  4. Divot Diggler

    Mar 7, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Biting the hand that feeds !!!

  5. Brittany Horschel

    Mar 7, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Oh Billy, shut up and get me a cold one.

  6. Thhhhhbilly

    Mar 6, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Billy butchered the reply. Way to go Billy.

  7. gwelfgulfer

    Mar 6, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Wouldn’t it be too if people didn’t have to over pay for people like lil billy to feel important and adding value into society… Yet another “athlete” that things way too highly of themselves…

  8. Jose

    Mar 6, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Not everybody aspires to be a useless entertainer, Billy. Keep thinking you create value.

  9. Sean

    Mar 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    “Get out here you nosy little pervert or I’m gonna knock you silly”!

  10. The Big Fahuna

    Mar 6, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Everybody has to have their opinion heard – whether wrong, meaningless, or mean. These are our times, and they are not improving. Any day now, fans will storm the awards ceremony, claiming the tournament was “stolen”. Probably at The Masters… in GA.

    • Dixon Diaz

      Mar 7, 2021 at 1:15 am

      And while that is occurring a senile man 20 years past his prime will use smoke and mirrors to take the tournament. He’ll fumble, mumble, and stutter his way thru the acceptance speech, only after walking to the wrong podium guided by his “Doctor” wife. And the triple mask wearing patrons will be none the wiser to the greatest grift ever perpetrated on them.

      • Creepy Joe

        Mar 7, 2021 at 11:44 am

        Cheers

      • The Big Fahuna

        Mar 8, 2021 at 6:03 pm

        Well, March 4 has come and gone… no dice, Q.

        Lots of viking helmets in the ranks of US golf.

        I learned when I was like 5 years old how to stop the spread of viruses… you cover your g***amn mouth and nose. Fing duh.

  11. Obi Wan

    Mar 6, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Guy was just pointing out the obvious, and Billy was as well. Wasted words on both ends.

  12. Holden Tudiks

    Mar 5, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Billy with the epic lispy burn.

  13. Big GG

    Mar 5, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    The good thing about having no fans was the fact these creeps were not there. The new breed of golf fan is pure trash.

  14. Dyson Bochambeau

    Mar 5, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Biwwy got angwy

  15. JayKay

    Mar 5, 2021 at 11:23 am

    I see that the cretin who shouts “Get In The Hole” managed to get one of the few tickets that day. Given how few fans were there wouldn’t it be possible to identify him and bar him from every future golf tournament?

    • Mower

      Mar 5, 2021 at 3:14 pm

      Meh, that’s pretty overboard. The players have missed the heckling.

  16. JC

    Mar 5, 2021 at 11:23 am

    What a snap back! Really?

  17. The dude

    Mar 5, 2021 at 10:32 am

    One more thing Gianni…..BH hardly “snapped back”….

  18. The dude

    Mar 5, 2021 at 10:31 am

    I wanted to say what a DB….but then Billy Ho smiled……it’s all good 🙂

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Fun Masters facts from Michael Wolf aka “bamabearcat” on Twitter

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When it comes to sharing knowledge about Augusta National along with some fun facts about the Masters tournament, Twitter’s Michael Wolf could be as close to an encyclopedia as it gets. Along with being a lover of golf history and course architecture, Michael is an experienced traveler and player agent, and President of 288 Sports.

Bill Gates’ bar tab

I have a feeling Bill and his friends didn’t even notice the final number on their credit cards

Would you like the big mansion or the really big mansion?

No, seriously it’ll fit

Dress for the job you want – not the one you have

Wax on, wax off

Hopefully, nobody writes anything negative about Bryson

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Bryson DeChambeau envisions a future of 7-foot golfers with 145mph swing speed

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Bryson DeChambeau’s swing speed has dominated talk in golf over the past year, but the 27-year-old believes golf has only touched the surface in terms of how athletic players could become.

Speaking before this week’s Masters, Bryson’s creative mind was at work where he talked about how he sees the future of golf dominated by giants reaching a swing speed of 145mph.

“The massive gains will be in athletes, once you get somebody out here that’s a 7-foot-tall human being and they are able to swing a golf club at 145 miles an hour effortlessly. That’s when things get a little interesting. “That’s when I’m going to become obsolete, potentially even.”

Bryson currently leads the tour for swing speed with an average of 133mph, so a 12mph increase would be significant and likely lead to regular drives of over 400-yards.

As for his approach to the game, the Californian is adamant that his style is making the game more inclusive and spoke about how he receives several messages from college kids asking for advice on how to improve their strength and speed to help their game.

“I’ve had numerous college kids DM me on Instagram and ask me: ‘How do I get stronger? How do I get faster? So you’re already starting to see it through — from collegiate level all the way to junior golf level.

It won’t stop; there’s just no way it will stop. It’s good for the game, too. You’re making it more inclusive to everybody when you’re doing that.”

DeChambeau tees off in his opening round at the Masters today at 1.36 PM ET.

 

 

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2021 Masters staff picks

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The opening major of the year is upon us and the GolfWRX staff have had their say on who they think will don the green jacket come Sunday evening.

Also, if you want to see what a professional statistician is saying, check out Richie Hunt’s “The 23 players who can win the Masters,” but if you’d like Masters picks from the rest of us, read on!

Brian Knudson

Win: Adam Scott – The 2013 Masters Champion hasn’t been on fire, but the tall Australian hasn’t missed a cut in the 2021 season. He knows Augusta National, loves the course, and has years of experience to guide him to a second green jacket. His wedge game has also been sneaky good this year.

Place: Scottie Scheffler – Scheffler has been playing some really solid golf the past month, and I think that trend continues this week. He is long enough to play with some of the big hitters and typically hits a consistent draw off the tee. If he can keep the putter rolling true we could see him battling for a jacket on Sunday!

Player I’m fading: Jordan Spieth – I absolutely loved seeing Jordan win last week; it was long overdue! He has been on fire since early February but this is the Masters and everything is a little different. Only two players, Phil Mickelson and Sandy Lyle, have ever won the Masters after winning the week before. I hope he proves me wrong this week!

Ryan Barath

Win: Dustin Johnson – The big man is as consistent as they come, and although his form hasn’t been red hot lately, it has still looked good. With that in mind, heading to Augusta just six months after winning the same event has to be a boost, and I expect he will end up on top.

Place: Bubba Watson – To me, Bubba is a big “vibes” guy, and he loves Augusta National. It inspires creativity and requires golfers to hit it both ways – something he is quite keen on. He played well at the WGC match play recently and we can’t forget that he is still one of the longest players on tour, which plays right into his hand.

Player I’m fading: Adam Scott – This pick is either going to look brilliant or make me look like a complete fool. He is a former champion and has had a great start to the season, but Adam lives and dies by his putter, and I just don’t see it all coming together this week. For many reasons, I hope I’m wrong, but the only way to melt wax is to fly close to the sun, and picking Adam here could have me falling back to earth come Sunday.

Gianni Magliocco

Win: Bryson DeChambeau – It’s only a matter of time before Bryson figures it all out at Augusta, and there’s plenty of signs that this will be the year he does just that. He’ll have learned an awful lot from November, and on a fast and firm course, he’s going to have nothing into these par 5s all week. Besides that, he also ranks top of the field for Strokes Gained: Total over his past 12 rounds. It’s Bryson’s time to shine at Augusta.

Place: Jason Day – There was a time that a win for Jason Day at Augusta seemed like a question of when not if, but the Aussie’s back issues have led to it being very much a question of if these days. However, the Players Championship was Day’s best strokes gained performance Tee to Green since 2015 and that is enough to convince me he can content here.

Player I’m fading: Dustin Johnson – DJ is the favorite and defending champion, but his recent form is concerning. Over his previous 12 rounds, Johnson ranks 51st for Strokes Gained: Off the Tee and 77th on the greens. Combine that with the difficulty of going back-to-back at Augusta, and it makes him an easy fade this week.

Ben Alberstadt

Win: Xander Schauffele – “He’s due” is never a great argument, but he’s due for a major. Third in total strokes gained: total among players in the field, Xander will have gotten things dialed following a missed cut at The Players. Plenty comfortable at ANGC as demonstrated by top-20 finishes his past two tries.

Place: Scottie Scheffler – After something of a coming-out party at the WGC, Scheffler is poised to make a major splash.

Player I’m fading: Jon Rahm – Reverse nappie factor will be in effect. Hard to bet on a guy who hasn’t picked up a club in a week and will only get one full day of practice.

We will be doing plenty of coverage leading up to Thursday tee-off, so stay tuned to the front page, social, and the forums for updates and info.

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