Danny Willett’s brother has caused outrage with a column he wrote for a British golf magazine.
“I apologise. It’s not the thoughts of me or the team.”
This is what Danny had to say after his brother caused a shit storm with his shocking rant. The drama started yesterday when brother P.J. posted an article in a British golf magazine. The column was a gloves-off attack on every single American fan. Describing them as a “baying mob of imbeciles” and a “giggling group of reprobates,” is wasn’t the best way to endear one’s brother to the American crowds.
See the full rant here. I promise you it’s quite the read, here’s a sample:
“Team Europe “need to silence the pudgy, basement-dwelling, irritants, stuffed on cookie dough and pissy beer, pausing between mouthfuls of hotdog so they can scream ‘Baba booey’ until their jelly faces turn red,” “they need to stun the angry, unwashed, Make Donald Drumpf Again swarm, desperately gripping their concealed-carry compensators and belting out a mini-erection inducing ‘mashed potato,’ hoping to impress their cousin.”
As a Brit, I’m truly embarrassed and sorry. I was so impressed by the comments you all left in yesterday’s article. Nobody sunk to his level and returned to the playground. Everyone was dignified. You all remembered that this was a man who rose to fame on the back of his brother, who piggy-backed on his sibling’s success for a slice of social media attention. I implore you to have the last laugh and ignore this bumbling idiot.
I do think this column was designed as a slight joke, but it does leave a sour taste on the eve of a competition that is defined by goodwill and sportsmanship. If you were offended, don’t be. P.J. Willett will limp back to his brother’s basement, tale between legs, regretting the damage he has done. I have no doubt that Danny will be reminded of this saga as he steps onto the first tee. I hope the American fans can appreciate that people aren’t accountable for the actions of their family.
Danny Willett said he had spoken to his brother Tuesday and “was obviously disappointed in what was said and what was written about the American fans, that obviously took me under their wing fantastically (at The Masters) back in April.”
European captain Darren Clarke also failed to see the funny side, stating “it is not what Danny thinks. It is not what I think. It is not what Team Europe stands for” in comments carried by the Golf channel. American captain Davis Love commented: ‘I’m trying to ignore it. If I read it I’m just going to get mad. I’m just going to get defensive. So I’m trying to forget about it.’
Time to move on. Let’s ignore one solitary prat and get back to one of the greatest shows on earth.