The Ryder Cup is often a highly charged competition, but Sergio Garcia’s American wife, Angela Akins, has fired a warning at those fans who cross the line at Whistling Straits this weekend.
Speaking to CNN, Akins revealed that back in 2016, she took umbrage with a group of fans who were directing “horrible” things at her husband:
“It went too far at Hazeltine when I was following Sergio, and I ended up having a go at a group of guys who were barracking him. I said to them: ‘I’m here supporting the European team, I’m an American, and you’re embarrassing me’. The people around us joined in and said; ‘Yeah you’re embarrassing us too!”
“I said to the guys, ‘I want to see American fans being better than that,’ and they said okay, then later on they saw me. They’d figured out who I was, and they came over and gave me a hug and apologized.”
The American will be cheering on the European side once again this week at Whistling Straits and is hoping that the crowd leaves the insults at the door: “I understand cheering for your team but let’s leave the insults out.”
Akins’ husband, Sergio Garcia, is the record points scorer in the biennial competition (25.5 points) and will be looking to add to that total when the event gets underway this Friday.
7 pieces of golf art you’ll want to hang on your office wall today
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1. An incredible assembly of six golf patent prints
The industrial coolness of any patent drawing makes for a fine wall-hanging. Extra points for the blueprint-like presentation, and all the better when it’s golf-related.
Notable review: “Looks great with white frame…perfect for a golf-themed office”
Get it from Amazon for $20.99.
2. A capture of an immortal golf moment: Tiger Woods‘ 2019 Masters win
The culmination of the “return to glory.” Woods in color (Sunday Red!) leaps out from the fans and course in black and white. Striking presentation of one of the dramatic pinnacles of the game.
Notable review: “Good quality canvas and photo. Got it for my husbands office and loves it!”
Get it from Amazon for $75.99.
3. A beautiful rendering of the development of the flatstick
GolfWRXers will debate the phases of evolution as presented (it’s what we do!), but this is an awesome concept and execution!
Get it from Amazon for $43.20 (20″ x 30″ print, other sizes available)
4. Lee Wybranski’s official Ryder Cup poster is a must-have (as are all Lee Wybranski championship works)
The go-to guy for official art of significant professional golf tournaments, Lee Wybranski was “gone-to” again for this fantastic commemorative piece. (Europeans will likely not be interested)
Get it from Amazon for $60.
5. This map of Augusta National in 1954 is a superb addition to any proud patron’s wall
Come for the rendering of 1954 ANGC, stay for the patron etiquette advice! “No matter how well you know a player, do not accost him on the golf course.”
Notable review: “Thick quality paper. Cool vintage vibe. Shipped in sturdy tube. Arrived days ahead of schedule.
Pricey for the size, but I am happy with the purchase. I put it in an inexpensive bronze frame and it looks really really good. Great conversation piece!”
Get it from Amazon for $39.99.
6. Greats of the game presented in vibrant colors
If you have a room that needs some color — and golf — look no further.
Get it from Amazon for $165 (framed!)
7. You’ve heard of “Dogs playing poker”…
…meet “Dogs playing golf.”
Get it from Amazon for $9.99
Tiger Woods photographed back on golf course with son Charlie
It’s been a while since we’ve had an update on Tiger Woods’ rehabilitation after his single-car accident earlier this year, but on Saturday, two photographs emerged which show the 15-time major champion’s recovery seemingly going very well.
The post, widely shared by TWLegion, shows Woods watching his son Charlie on the course with now just a sleeve on his right leg and with a club in hand.
Closer look at the right leg from the posted source above. pic.twitter.com/lgbIgBtzs2
— TWLEGION (@TWlegion) October 9, 2021
The photos have thrilled golf fans, with many now buoyed into believing a comeback is very much on the cards. Eagle-eyed supporters even caught sight of Charlie’s Puma golf shoes, with some joking that he’s been spending too much time in Rickie Fowler’s company!
At the Ryder Cup, Captain Steve Stricker told media that Woods’ focus was on making a playing comeback again, and this update looks to have provided even more encouragement that the 82-time PGA Tour winner may well do just that.
Here’s your chance to work at the Masters
While we are just approaching fall, it’s never too early to start getting excited about the Masters, which for the record, is only 178 days away (but who’s counting?)
For those interested in working at the event, the Masters just announced that they are hiring concessions, hospitality, merchandise, and security operations staff.
Each person may only apply for one position, however, and they must be available to work April 2nd through the 10th. Candidates must be 16 years or older to apply, and the deadline for applications is December 6th.
Those interested can visit jobs.masters.com for more information.
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