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‘What a bunch of idiots!’ – LPGA star sounds off on oil protestors at Women’s Open

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During the final round of the AIG Women’s Open, an oil protest group ran on the 17th green with red and yellow streams of smoke. Play had to stop temporarily and the offenders were arrested.

The R&A issued a statement after the round, thanking the police for their quick response.

“Protesters were quickly apprehended on the 17th green during the final group and five arrests were made by the police. We would like to thank the police and marshals for their vigilance and the players and spectators for their understanding.”

The protest group “Money Rebellion” took responsibility for the disturbance.

After the round, Charley Hull, who was in contention for the championship spoke to The Telegraph about the protestors.

“What a bunch of idiots,” the 27-year-old said.

“I suffer from asthma but didn’t have my inhaler on me and that stuff was really thick, so no it was not nice. I wasn’t scared when it happened, just thought they were idiots. Someone said they are protesting about oil, but how did they get here today? Drove probably.”

Hull was on the 17th green when the protestors stormed the green and was undoubtedly impacted by the incident.

Adam Woodward, who is Hull’s caddie joined in on speaking out against the protestors and agreed the smoke was detrimental to Charley’s performance.

“There were about three of them, I think, but it was ineffective. The police were quick and they were gone within 60 seconds. Charley took the smoke into her lungs and it wasn’t pleasant for her. Thank God their pathetic actions didn’t affect the result.”

Hull had to settle for a 2nd place finish, and complimented the winner Lilia Vu on her performance.

“Lilia played unbelievable, really, and I just don’t feel like I got a break to be fair.”

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Man pleads for help after tornado destroyed golf clubs…Callaway come to the rescue

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On Wednesday, a tornado went through Iowa, devastating the town of Greenfield.

Among those impacted by the tornado was Bradley Gebbie, a golf enthusiast who lost his home, which of course included all of his golf clubs.

In an interview, Gebbie lamented the loss of his golf equipment.

“I lost a lot, including my golf clubs, I had like three grand into that.”

“I’d like to shout-out TaylorMade and Titleist and Callaway, I really need a new set. I lost it, and I just love golf.”

On Thursday, Callaway responded to Gebbie’s wishes.

Thankfully, Callaway was able to track down Gebbie’s contact info and sent him some new clubs.

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Delta Airlines issue apology after video of employees mishandling golf bags goes viral

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This week, a video of Delta Airlines employees mishandling the golf bags of the East Tennessee State men’s golf team went viral.

The official team X account posted the video, captioned “Nice of @Delta to handle our clubs with such care…”

The video already has more than 8 million views on X.

In response, Delta issued an apology to the golf team.

“We apologize to the ETSU Golf team and ask for a mulligan on how their equipment was handled. We’re in direct contact with the Bucs to ensure they have what they need to successfully compete in the NCAAs.” Anthony Black, Delta Airlines spokesperson.

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Ben An shares his thoughts on LIV pros not being able to play in the Presidents Cup

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While speaking with GolfWRX, Ben An discussed whether or not he believes LIV players should be allowed to play in the Presidents Cup.

“Well, it would be a great addition to the team, but I feel like we’re missing Cam (Smith), (Joaquin) Niemann and maybe Dean Burmester. He’s been playing great and I saw last week he was playing some good golf.”

An added that the absence of the LIV pros is also a blow to the U.S. side as well, but that the rules are the rules.

“But, you know, it’s just the, just the rules of now, right? You know, it sucks for not having the team, but it’s kind of the same for the U.S. team, right? They’re missing a few players as well.

“We need to have a win in our national team, but it’s up to Mike and the PGA tour to decide. So it’s run by the PGA Tour, not the PGA of America, like the Ryder Cup.”

However, An stated that he doesn’t expect any changes to the rules for the upcoming 2024 Presidents Cup.

“So, you know, as of now, I mean, this year, I don’t see it happening. But hopefully, like I said, we’ll figure something out, we’ll figure this merger, or something out in the next few years and hopefully see them in the team because they, like you said, they’re great players, they will miss out.

“But I think even the teams we have right now, I think it’s pretty good. Playing in Canada will help us this year, you know, we’ll see what happens…We’ll miss them, but hopefully we have a strong enough team to compete against the U.S. team this year.”

Check out the interview in full below.

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