Tiger Woods accused the Royal Melbourne crowd of “going over” after a wild third day in the Presidents’ Cup.
The internationals headed into Sunday’s singles with a 10-8 advantage over Woods’ United States, but the day was notable for a crowd disturbance that led to Patrick Reed’s caddy suspension for the rest of the event.
Kessler Karain has been involved in a fight with a fan after Reed and his Webb Simpson partner lost to Hideki Matsuyama and C.T. Get up at four in the morning.
Karin admitted she had “enough” the hatred she showed toward Reith, who played the role of her pantomime villain this week after arriving in Australia, after being accused of cheating during the Hero World Challenge.
Caddy told Fore Play: “Driving in a stroller, a man was about three meters from Patrick and said,” you can drink. “I left the stroller and pushed him, he said a couple of things, maybe some expletives. he came and took me back to the basket and left. I don’t think there is a caddy I know he could blame me. “
Woods, who will be out first Sunday before taking office, believes alcohol has played a role in the incident and called for a more respectful approach on the last day.
Asked how the atmosphere compared to a Ryder Cup, the American captain said: “Well, I think it’s different. There aren’t so many people in this place because it’s so small, so many bottlenecks.
“There is obviously a voice: there are people who have a lot to drink and have gone to the top, I’ve heard it, I was in the bands playing when it happened and I’ve been in the ropes. A captain saw it.
“Bipartisanship is part of the team racing game, whether you’re at home or on the road, it’s part of the deal. As long as your fans respect it, all we ask for is respect, let’s hope they are excited about it on Sunday and matches and respect all players. “
Woods’ International counterpart Ernie Els found the rooms to be “quite quiet” compared to New York in 2017 and that Americans should “take it and move on”.
The South African said: “I have played in many Presidents’ Cups and have played many times in the US. If you look back at New York and how the players were treated in New York, this crowd is quite quiet.
“I mean, we get exactly the same whenever you play as a home game, there’s a shake that happens and we all know that, and you prepare for it and that’s exactly the way it goes.
“I’m done and we’re still getting things done, that’s what we did in New York, so that’s part of the game.
“And I’m with the Tiger, I’m against the greed, I’m against the crowds being disrespectful to the players, but it happens, we as professionals, continue.
“I think Tiger is one of the top professionals to ever play the game. I’ve played with him where he has hit the US Open and in many other places, taken it to the chin and advanced.
“The same thing happened to me and it happened to a lot of players, but I have to say, this Aussie crowd, okay, got a little gloomy this afternoon with some beers, but which crowd doesn’t. And you keep going.”
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