Kaymer: 'Some idiots' in Ryder Cup crowd


The Ryder Cup may be over, but the memories linger - not all of them good ones. With several members of the European team playing this week in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland, it was inevitable that they be asked the burning question - Hey, what was up with those American hecklers?

So, let's have your take, Martin Kaymer (as reported by The Scotsman):

“Ninety-five percent of the crowd were fine," Kaymer said, declining to go full P.J. Willett. "But there are just some idiots in the crowd and I just find it amazing that they are standing there with their children in their hands and they say things that you think, ‘that’s your child next to you, what role model are you?' It’s a bit shocking sometimes, the comments you hear.”

Kaymer also rejected the argument that American players are subjected to similar treatment when the cup is contested in Europe. “It doesn’t really happen in Europe," he said. "There were names that we got called that you would never, ever put in your mouth in any media or even among your friends. I think you just need to escort those people off the property as quickly as possible and we keep on playing golf.”