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U.S. Open: Come for the golf, stay for the heckling

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us-open-heckling.jpgIt appears that not all of those gathered to watch this year's U.S. Open at New York's Bethpage Black are subscribing to the whole "be quiet while people are trying to golf" code.

At 6:42 p.m., dozens of drunken spectators at Hole 10 taunted Woods as he prepared to start his third round in the rain.

"We're on Long Island, baby, where men are men!" one fan yelled. "Put that umbrella down!"

The taunts were mixed with cheers from the majority of the crowd.

Woods did not respond to the people who were heckling him but tried to quiet the crowd with a "sshh" hand gesture, putting his finger to his lips, as golfers prepared to tee off on the adjacent 12th tee.

"Suck it up, you've got your own video game!" someone shouted at Woods.
While anything involving Woods is going to jump off the page, it was Fred Funk who may have gotten the worst of the beer-fueled crowd's witticism.
Minutes later, a group of fans greeted Fred Funk at the 10th hole by shouting his last name as an obscenity.

A little earlier, drunken fans at the seventh hole shouted at golfers, "This Bud's for you!" On the ninth fairway, drunks called out "you suck" to players while spectators on the other side booed the hecklers.
Stay classy, guys.

U.S. Open fans heckle Tiger Woods     (Newsday)


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