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Sergio Garcia’s wife fires warning to ’embarrassing’ U.S. Ryder Cup fans

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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!”

Akins continued

“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.

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32 Comments

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  1. Deez Nutz

    Oct 9, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Attention, Karen.

  2. Brian

    Oct 3, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Thanks Karen

  3. Ray Ciarleglio

    Sep 25, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Play.Compete.. .
    The fans mean zero…
    Any pro will tell you its the truth.

  4. GaGolfer

    Sep 25, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Cheering bad shots for the other side is fine. Cringy is telling the ball while it’s in the air to get in a bunker or go OB. Over the top is deliberately making noise in a player’s backswing or putt.

    The WS crowd seems to be mainly under control but do real golf fans need to have the players or officials tell them when they need to be quiet? For that matter, do actual adults really need that? There are definitely a number there who seem to require both.

  5. Chuck Finley

    Sep 24, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    She won’t do &^%$ except cry on social media.

  6. ChipNRun

    Sep 24, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Let’s see… I went to a local driving range in the wonderful pre-COVID days. As I got started, a busload of freshman HS golfers showed up. They took positions to my left and right.

    Then the noise started. The same level of trash-talking you’d expect at a pickup basketball game. I finally had to tell the pair on either side of me to shut up. I didn’t care to be a median for their bilateral insults.

    Gee, the same lack of manners shows up in Ryder Cup crowds… It’s not just golf. We have become America the Rude.

  7. Seve's Ghost Cajones

    Sep 24, 2021 at 10:53 am

    lol people believe her nonsense?

    None of that happened.

    • Ray Brimer

      Sep 24, 2021 at 7:38 pm

      Don’t spit in the cup and stop cheering when the European fans burn an American flag

  8. Tom Trimble

    Sep 24, 2021 at 9:45 am

    First, tell Sergio not to spit in a cup!!

  9. Raymond

    Sep 24, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Read Steve Finleys comments on this thread.

    He understands what it is to be a rational ADULT.

    well said Steve, on all counts.

    • Paddy O'Furniture

      Sep 24, 2021 at 7:37 pm

      Go harder next time Ray. He might sleep with you.

  10. Steve Finley

    Sep 24, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Yeah, that’d be nice, actually. Both sides, and also when we play over there. But it starts with you and your side, whoever you are (and I’m not talking about her). You can see here in the comments (and elsewhere as well) this thing where people say “you first.” All that does it to let somebody else’s behavior control your own. It’s looking for somebody else to be responsible. That’s not what this game is supposed to be about. It’s actually kind of stunning to see how many people have no clue about this.

  11. Kurt

    Sep 24, 2021 at 12:21 am

    What comes around goes around. Garcia is a toad. Put a lid on it lady, nobody cares what you think. ?

    • Steve Finley

      Sep 24, 2021 at 12:51 am

      So? You’re gonna let somebody else’s alleged bad conduct be the standard for your own? Grow up.

    • Raymond

      Sep 24, 2021 at 8:36 am

      Speak for yourself happy Gilmore.

      I care.

      • Izzy Hard

        Sep 24, 2021 at 7:43 pm

        She’s not gonna sleep with you Raymond.

    • Jerry

      Sep 24, 2021 at 9:28 am

      You’re the type that needs banning toad.

  12. Carl

    Sep 23, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    If Sergio wants respect he can try cheating less

    • Steve Finley

      Sep 24, 2021 at 12:52 am

      Agreed, but that’s not remotely the point here. His history of shadiness doesn’t give fans the right to act like idiots.

  13. Sharon Needles

    Sep 23, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    So I guess mooning the players is out? Honestly, shut the front door Karen. Go clutch your pearls somewhere else.

    • Steve Finley

      Sep 24, 2021 at 12:52 am

      You sound like a real peach. The woman calls for decent behavior, and you can’t stand it. Says everything anybody needs to know.

      • Sharon Needles

        Sep 24, 2021 at 3:14 am

        Your breath smells like cat food.

    • Raymond

      Sep 24, 2021 at 8:40 am

      What an ugly, infantile comment.

      • Sharon Needles

        Sep 24, 2021 at 6:54 pm

        I think what’s needed here is a few wise words from Confucius:

        “A kiss can make your day. But anal seks can make your hole weak.”

  14. Paulo

    Sep 23, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    I think this article is about an American complaining about Americans though ? Good luck boys. You’ll need it

  15. Jerome Maloney

    Sep 23, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    It’s funny how the Euros are so critical about anything that the Americans do and this Ryder Cup but they can celebrate excessively all they want and act rude and clap when America hits bad shots but that’s okay they’re a bunch of Hippocrates

    • Steve Finley

      Sep 24, 2021 at 12:53 am

      It’s bad either way, for sure. But if you let somebody else’s hypocrisy form the standard for your own behavior, you’re just a reactionary with no integrity of your own.

      • D!ck Hertz from Holden

        Sep 26, 2021 at 4:59 pm

        Shut the f*ck up Steve.

      • Daddy Finley

        Oct 3, 2021 at 3:15 am

        That is literally what Karen Garcia is doing buddy… or are you too ignorant to understand real hypocrisy? I’ll go with affirmative on that one, because you are obviously fully mentally handicapped

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7 pieces of golf art you’ll want to hang on your office wall today

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We hope you find this list valuable, GolfWRXers! All products were independently selected by GolfWRX staff. We may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Prices are accurate and items in stock as of publication!

1. An incredible assembly of six golf patent prints

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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.

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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.

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Tiger Woods photographed back on golf course with son Charlie

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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.

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.

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Here’s your chance to work at the Masters

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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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