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Danny Willett’s brother calls U.S. Ryder Cup fans ‘pudgy’ and ‘brainless’


The rhetoric heading into this week’s Ryder Cup has been cranked up to a contentiously fever pitch thanks to the brother of Euro player Danny Willett.

In a piece published by National Club Golfer entitled, “I ain’t partisan, he’s my brother,” Pete Willett unleashed a scathing screed at the expense of American golf fans, whom he refers to in different parts of the essay as “pudgy,” “brainless,” “obnoxious,” “unwashed” and “irritants.”

Here’s a snippet from the incendiary essay by the brother of the reigning Masters champ, primarily pertaining to what he perceives the stereotypical American golf fan who will patrol the grounds of Hazeltine in Minnesota:

They 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 America Great Again swarm, desperately gripping their concealed-carry compensators and belting out a mini-erection inducing ‘mashed potato,’ hoping to impress their cousin.

They need to smash the obnoxious dads, with their shiny teeth, Lego man hair, medicated ex-wives, and resentful children. Squeezed into their cargo shorts and boating shoes, they’ll bellow ‘get in the hole’ whilst high-fiving all the other members of the Dentists’ Big Game Hunt Society.

Ouch. That’s some serious smack talk right there.

One might reasonably expect an effort would be made to at least temper the temerity of Pete Willet’s piece, but that has not yet been the case. In fact, Willett has since doubled-down on his essay by linking to it via his Twitter account, even writing, “I mean every word.”

Suffice to say, odds are pretty good that word will spread around the grounds at Hazeltine detailing the content of Willett’s piece. With that in mind, Danny Willett likely will hear quite a bit about it during the Ryder Cup. And he will have only his brother to thank for that.