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Jessica Korda calls out social media ‘hate’ as rise in online abuse continues



Following Monday’s thrilling finish at the Solheim Cup, it appears online abuse has once again reared its ugly head, with Jessica Korda taking to Twitter to call out hate following the U.S. side’s defeat.

Shortly after Europe retained the trophy, the elder Korda sister tweeted on social media:

“So much hate on Twitter. Look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’d speak to your loved ones the way you speak to us. Think twice before you tweet. And stop hiding because we can see you. #haveRESPECT”

The issue comes off the back of both Ian Poulter and Jimmy Walker calling out online hecklers recently, while Bryson DeChambeau battles his detractors both at events and online.

Jessica didn’t go into the specifics of the abuse she has seen or had aimed at her following Europe’s victory.

Still, the post comes just days after U.S. Tennis star Sloane Stephens revealed to the world some of the shocking and vile messages and death threats (selected from 2k) she received after her recent defeat at the U.S. Open.

It remains to be seen how the social media platforms tackle the issue, with users appearing to become more vile and more emboldened while targeting sports stars in recent times.

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



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  3. Ben

    Oct 8, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    There are a lot of haters on this platform. It’s embarrassing that some of you think this kind of hate is ok. There are plenty of ways to express frustration that aren’t the garbage being spewed. I’m sure you’d love this being directed at your mothers or sisters right? This is hardly the Brooksie comments. If most of you received this kind of abuse you’d go crying. Oh wait most people give zero fucks about most of the haters.

    • Ben is a giant virgin

      Oct 17, 2021 at 2:34 pm

      You will never get the respect of a woman when you think like this.

  4. Thomas

    Oct 3, 2021 at 9:32 am

    I don’t have a Twittard account and couldn’t be happier. Take a hint JK.

    Social media is a mental disorder.

  5. Turner

    Sep 14, 2021 at 12:01 am

    The response here prove the point of what she is saying. It isn’t about being critical of her performance, which I am sure she can handle.

    It is the pure viciousness and evil and hatred that attacks her gender and her intelligence and her looks and on and on and on.

    Deleting social media is a simplistic response that doesn’t resolve the core issue.

    Losers saying hateful things under the blanket of anonymity.

    And yes, I am using my real name because I stand behind what I am saying and what I believe.

    • Fake Name McGee

      Oct 7, 2021 at 11:59 am

      Hey loser, quit the white knighting S I M P! Men judge women based on their appearance. It’s in our nature to be that way.

    • Koko B Ware

      Oct 10, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      Turner is a white knight simping f a g g ot!

  6. Jeff Jarrett

    Sep 9, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I think Jessica got plastic surgery because everyone thought Nelly was hotter. The whole campaign about her sinuses etc sounds fishy.

    P.S. Tall that story about her fiancé. LOL

    • Lindsey Grammer

      Oct 10, 2021 at 10:27 pm

      Double J, the story doesn’t sound fishy, but im sure her p u s s y does! LOL

  7. Jim

    Sep 8, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Interesting how these athletes are lauded for the mental strength yet this article clearly shows how weak they truly are. Who gives a dang what other people, who are not friends, are saying whether positive or negative. Get rid of the ego and emotional stability and strength grows immensely.

    • Blade

      Sep 10, 2021 at 6:34 am

      I disagree. Do you think that the strength lies in the negative comments? It doesn’t. The best thing she could do is delete all social media accounts.

      This whole notion of “ not caring “ about what others say is really a false flag. lol ts an impossible task. The only way to attempt to do it is to take the route of not letting anyone in so to speak. Fans love that , ( sarcasm). Just ask Patrick. Reed. So again. I’d say the answer is getting off the Twitter. It’s literally the reason western society ( along with Facebook and Instagram ) is circling the toilet. Everybody can hide and be the most negative Version of a human and pay no consequences for it.

  8. Jack Nash

    Sep 8, 2021 at 11:39 am

    She’s quite naive to think everything is roses and puppy dogs. If they disenfranchise you know who from their platform that should be an indicator of who’ll they’ll allow.

  9. Ray

    Sep 8, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Social media:

    The place to go where you can hate everyone equally, anonymously of course!?

  10. Robert B

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Get off of social media. Period. Not only are these places cesspools for negative people, it sets a bad example for the younger kids. Who cares what you ate for breakfast, or what your latest sponsor is selling. People don’t really care what these “celebrities” are doing, and we should all take a hard look at what is influencing us, and if it’s really worth it. Live your own lives in peace, minding your own business.

    • BD57

      Sep 9, 2021 at 8:51 pm


      Twitter is a vile, hateful place best avoided.

  11. Jack Nash

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:29 am

    She’s kind of naive to think everything is roses and puppy dogs out there. If they Ban a President of the U.S. what else is there out there?

  12. Okjoe

    Sep 7, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Call the whambulance.

  13. Brian

    Sep 7, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Here’s a novel idea: don’t use social media.

  14. Brandon

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Perhaps you should delete your social media accounts if bullies hurt your feelings. Not saying it’s right, but that is the reality of being famous.

    • chip75

      Sep 7, 2021 at 7:13 pm

      It’s the reality of being human. If you want better mental health delete your social media accounts and stop chasing the rush of likes and followers. If you’re famous and you “must” have an on-line presence, hire someone to run it and go through your physical mail to avoid the nonsense.

      • Jeff

        Sep 19, 2021 at 9:57 pm

        This is actually fantastic advice. I am just a normal fool and deleted all social media presents a year and a half ago. There is a noticeable difference in my mental health due to it. Joe Rogan has good advice where he just uses social media as an output and doesn’t actually read any comments. That takes a lot of willpower though. So I just cut it out completely.

    • Ray

      Sep 8, 2021 at 10:36 am

      Wow, such insight…

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Former LPGA pro shares detailed breakdown of expenses for a year on Symetra Tour



Earlier this week, professional golfer Hannah Gregg opened up on the harsh financial demands of a player on the Symetra Tour.

Gregg, a second-year professional and rookie on the developmental Symetra Tour, spoke to Golf Monthly about the difficulty of making ends meet even for the best players on feeder tours, with their future in the game constantly up in the air.

Included in Gregg’s takeaways was that her annual expenses cost on average $50k and that the WAPT (Women’s All Pro Tour) is the highest paying development tour, with the average winner of high-paying events earning $5-7k for a victory. With expenses for a cheap tournament generally coming in at $1.5-2k, players need to average finishing in the top-3 of each event to make a profit.

As Gregg points out in the interview: “expecting to average top-three for an entire season is not feasible. Even the best players on tour miss cuts and have bad stretches.” and that progression leads to more expenses, “when you do play well and start winning, you generally start moving up to the next level where travel and accommodation are even more expensive. Suddenly, you need to figure out how to pay a caddie.”

Former LPGA professional Anya Alvarez has since praised Gregg for speaking up on the topic and subsequently produced a very interesting breakdown of her expenses for a year of playing on the Symetra Tour.

It’s worth noting that the figures are from almost 9 years ago, and as she wrote on Twitter to accompany the breakdown, Alvarez said, “I drove to 90% of events, stayed with host families, and often didn’t have a caddie. LPGA expenses were much more.” 

It’s also worth noting that per, the highest earner on the Symetra Tour in 2013 earned $47,283 in prize money.


Going back to Gregg’s recent interview, the Symetra pro revealed that the harsh financial demands end up making it unattainable for many talented players to continue in the sport:

“Lots of girls stop playing because they can’t afford Q-School, which is the most expensive event of the year.” she says. “if you don’t play in that, then you have no Tour status and are left with very few events to play in. You get phased out and others just lap you.”

In another eye-opening tweet from Alvarez, who is the founder of, a website that promotes women’s sports, she stated that “players who are talented beyond measure and had some success were forced to quit playing because they financially couldn’t do it anymore”, resulting in “the talent on tour being diluted.”

How can things change? In Gregg’s original interview, she shared her opinion that it begins with building up women’s sports and acknowledging that there is a quality product there – something that anyone who watches the LPGA will undoubtedly attest to.

Gregg told Golf Monthly:

“When it comes to making purses bigger and getting donations from sponsors, everyone has an excuse.

I always hear ‘well the women aren’t fun to watch’ but I’ve never understood that. The men weren’t popular to watch compared to the scale they are now. It takes years of marketing and people engaging with women’s sports for them to have a chance to succeed and grow. 

If people really want to help, we should start building up women’s sports and acknowledging that there is a quality product there. Help us raise money when you can, spread the word and find players that you like to watch and then follow their careers.

All of us love knowing that people out there are enjoying our journey and it makes even the struggles that much more enjoyable.”

Plenty of food for thought.

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Rory Sabbatini DQ’d from RSM Classic for having non-conforming attachment on clubface



Rory Sabbatini fired an impressive round of 4-under on day one of the RSM Classic, but it was all in vain as the 45-year-old was disqualified for having a non-conforming external attachment on the face of his fairway wood.

The Olympic silver medalist had a reflective sticker attached to his clubface, which he did not realize he hadn’t removed until after the first hole on Thursday, and he was subsequently disqualified after his round.

Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard spoke to John Munch, the Tour’s senior tournament director equipment standards, who enlightened everyone about what exactly these stickers are.

“There are stickers, reflective stickers. [They are] tiny. The players use them to track club head speed when they practice and he just didn’t take them off.”

Considering the plethora of rules mishaps we’ve seen in 2021, it’s almost impressive that at this late stage of the year, there’s been another unique one.

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‘Sheeeesh!’ – Bryson impressed after seeing MLB star Mike Trout’s powerful golf swing



Even Bryson DeChambeau, the King of driving on the PGA Tour, had to comment when seeing MLB’s Mike Trout launch a drive into orbit at a Top Golf facility.

On our Instagram, we posted a video recorded in 2020 of the eight-time MLB All-Star hitting a rocket to rival any play he’s made with the Los Angeles Angels, and fans took to the social media site to ‘virtually’ nod in approval.

Bryson DeChambeau, undoubtedly the longest driver we have ever seen on the full-time golf tour, replied with a stunned emoji and the words “Sheeeesh” after clearly being impressed with the baseball star’s swing.


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Bryson himself was at TopGolf last week and showed off his monster hitting by clearing the net with a massive drive we’ve come accustomed to seeing from him on the PGA Tour.


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Kyle Berkshire – watch out, as it may not just be Bryson to worry about in the future!

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