Taunt the Tiger Without Getting Bitten

Like Tennis, I never understood why it’s such a faux pas for golf fans watching to taunt the players.  Maybe both of these sports are groomed out of the aristocratic society where only the rich have a chance to buy the equipments and play and we all know how rich people love to mind their manners.  Or the fan base are just a bunch of white guys who are too scared to say anything.  In any case, this weekend, Tiger Woods was taunted by some drunken U.S. Open fans who was shouting on the the sidelines.  Here are some of the “hurtful” phrases that was said:

“We’re on Long Island, baby, where men are men!” one fan yelled. “Put that umbrella down!”

“Suck it up, you’ve got your own video game!”

“This Bud’s for you!”

I’d say more power to these fans who give these players a hard time.  While in golf, your opponent is often yourself, why shouldn’t fans who pay hundreds of dollars to these events be able to heckle the golfers just like they do in basketball, football or any other sport.

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~ by richyrich006 on June 20, 2009.

4 Responses to “Taunt the Tiger Without Getting Bitten”

  1. Thanks for adding us as a link. Do you comment much on your own blog?

    Anyway, I agree that New York fans should be allowed to heckle, but only if they are willing to accept penalty strokes as in being buried up to their shoulders in a sand trap and pelted to death with golf balls off a nine iron. This is the result of “Freedom of Expression meets Tortious interference with the right to make more money.” In other sports where the athlete has already received a guaranteed contract the heckling is not so bad, but if you’re assinine enough to heckle me when I shoot a shot that may cost me some money over the weekend, you should be man enough, I mean New Yorker enough, to suffer my foot up your buttcrack. Don’t you think that’s fair?

  2. True. But I doubt any golfer is Ron Artest enough to do any of the things you described.

  3. How about you add the only person who checks your blog to your blogroll

  4. Then let the fans who don’t like hecklers take a whack. It could be a new reality segment to the main event: “To Heck with the Heckler.” You can have the audience vote how many shots should be taken at a particular heckler. I like the idea of fans who want to participate in the outcome of the sport, be forced to fully participate.

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