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post #217 of 341

Id have to say that Ian Poulter is the biggest jerk on tour but theres lots of guys who are a close 2nd.

post #218 of 341

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Originally Posted by Infamous 273 View Post

i'm sure its been said 100 times already: sabbatini and that stupid "bret michaels golf collection" hat he wears. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

I have a question: do you feel like a jerk slagging a guy's hat when he's had skin cancer once or twice already and wears the hat because it keeps the sun off more of his skin (neck, ears, etc.)?

I have to agree. And I like his hat. It looks pretty cool. But how is Sabbatini a jerk because he wears a hat you don't like?

post #219 of 341
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Originally Posted by ApocG10 View Post

Wait, does what Sabbatini wears really bother you guys that much?

 

Guess if I ever get to play with some of you guys, I should leave the Loudmouth Golf clothes at home. :p

 

Better yet, just leave them at the store!

post #220 of 341
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I have to agree. And I like his hat. It looks pretty cool. But how is Sabbatini a jerk because he wears a hat you don't like?

 

Sabbatini is a jerk, because he is a jerk. That's it, nothing to do with his hat.

post #221 of 341
Someone mentioned a "light pith helmet" - what a capital idea! The imperialist golfer - that'll show 'em.

Personally I wouldn't wear Sabbatini's headgear but I admire his individuality. Rejecting the baseball cap (which admittedly I often wear) is a a good thing.
post #222 of 341
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Originally Posted by Motley01 View Post

All I can say, is when Sabatini goes up to the big house, he's got a lot of explaining to do....LOL

 

Sabbatini's going to prison?

post #223 of 341
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Originally Posted by mck View Post

 

Sabbatini's going to prison?

 

OMG! Could you imagine if he did go to prison. Oh them boys would have a lot of fun with him.

post #224 of 341
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Originally Posted by Motley01 View Post

 

OMG! Could you imagine if he did go to prison. Oh them boys would have a lot of fun with him.


Wow, how old are you?

 

Seriously, when do prison jokes get old?  They are a middle school staple and I still hear them all the time.  How trite and immature.

post #225 of 341
I'm pretty sure Sabbatini wears the hat because of a cancer scare he had.
post #226 of 341
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Wow, how old are you?

 

Seriously, when do prison jokes get old?  They are a middle school staple and I still hear them all the time.  How trite and immature.

 What, you don't like prison jokes?  The big house, the hotel graybar, the stoney lonesome...

 

In prison, you spend the majority of your time in an 8x10 cell. At work, you spend most of your time in a 6x8 cubicle.
In prison, you get three meals a day. At work, you only get a break for 1 meal and you have to pay for it.
In prison, you get time off for good behavior. At work, you get rewarded for good behavior with more work.
In prison, a guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you. At work, you must carry around a security card and unlock and open all the doors yourself.
In prison, you can watch TV and play games. At work, you get fired for watching TV and playing games.
In prison, you get your own toilet. At work, you have to share.
In prison, they allow your family and friends to visit. At work, you cannot even speak to your family and friends.
In prison, all expenses are paid by taxpayers with no work required. At work, you get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.
In prison, there are wardens who are often sadistic. At work, they are called managers.
 

 

Actually, those are pretty lame.  The "don't drop the soap" jokes are worse though.

post #227 of 341
Agreed.
post #228 of 341

I see this was posted awhile ago, but if you think Rory is jerk and Tiger isn't you hardly watch golf except for the Sunday rounds of majors.  Rory spends a large amount of his time volunteering while Tiger is known for getting up and leaving dinners before everyone is finished according to Hank Haney.  I could sit here and argue more but your comment just makes zero sense.

post #229 of 341

These are personal experiences except for my story about Mike Weir which is from a well known friend

 

 

Jerks

Hubert Green- legendary jerk, he was tomahawking his driver into the tee box and cursing up a storm at the Allianz tournament one year when I went.

 

Hunter Mahan - self-centered baby- watched him in person a handful of times over the years and I often see him throw his ball into the pond when he could turn 90degrees and give it to a kid and make his or her day.

 

Mike Weir- friend of mine who works at Carnoustie in Scotalnd said Weir demanded the course be cleared for his round which is actually located by a public beach so its like the equivalent of going to a local park and saying hey everyone get out of here I am way more important than you.
 

 

Good guys I have had the chance to meet

Sam Saunders- humble, friendly

 

Stephen Ames - friendly, good role model

 

Joey Sindelar - really nice guy, generous with his time

 

Lanny Watkins - very friendly and generous with his time

 

Gary Hallberg - gave me a 5 min lesson

post #230 of 341

Jerks from the European side - Faldo, when playing, was completely focussed on himself. Seve was a pain in the ass, he committed as much gamesmanship as anybody else did. And he knew it. Mark James conducted himself on the tour as if it actually hurt him to hit a shot - I would never watch him. Howard Clark was a bit of a wanker as well, but he's now a really top bloke out on the course for Sky, as is Faldo. Of the current crop, Garcia's spitting is disgusting. Woods club throwing and tee box slamming is childish. Allenby seems to make enjoyment hard, as does Appleby. 

 

Go easy on Poulter -he's an Arsenal fan and therefore something is fundamentally wrong with his character.

 

Of the good guys, Jiminez rocks, McIlroy seems to play the game in the right spirit - watching him get underneath a 3 wood from the tee and sky it 180 yards and then burst out laughing seems to indicate he's got his head on right, Westwood seems OK and McDowell made a great comment recently about that if he wanted to go out for a good night out on the turps, he'd go out with the caddies.

 

I do have a good story about Langer though. Back in the day, early 90's, I took my then-girlfriend down to Cornwall to the Benson & Hedges tournament at St Mellion - it was played on Nicklaus course that had been carved out of a hillside and that the Pro's really hated. It was a warm day and my girlfriend who was tall (6'00"), slim and blonde wore a pretty short golf skirt - man, I remember those legs went on for miles! Anyway, there's a neat downhill par 3 on the back 9, and it was there we picked up Langer's group. He clocked my girlfriend and smiled at her and she smiled back. He walked past and said hello, she said hi or something. He made the putt. So we followed his group, straight after this hole there's a great downhill par 5 and we walked all the way down there.

 

When we got to the green, he saw her again and smiled and waved. We lost track of him after that hole but staggered up to the 18th when he was finishing off. He saw her again and smiled and made the putt. We saw him after he had signed his card and he spent 10 minutes talking with us (I recall he was pretty focussed on my girl though). He shook our hands and he looked at me and said something like 'you are a lucky man' or somesuch. He was well into his Christian-stuff, but ya know :-)...

 

(oh yeah, she took me for 25% of my net worth a few years later. Still got great legs though).

post #231 of 341
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Originally Posted by GaijinGolfer View Post

Id have to say that Ian Poulter is the biggest jerk on tour but theres lots of guys who are a close 2nd.


Why?

post #232 of 341

New to Golf, so I had to google Sabatini. Here is what I found:

http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2007-11/sabbatini

Can t say he is the biggest jerk as I dont know. But he sure seems to fall into the definition.

post #233 of 341
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Originally Posted by tecnicaskates View Post

These are personal experiences except for my story about Mike Weir which is from a well known friend

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Mike Weir- friend of mine who works at Carnoustie in Scotalnd said Weir demanded the course be cleared for his round which is actually located by a public beach so its like the equivalent of going to a local park and saying hey everyone get out of here I am way more important than you.
 

 

One can only hope that the guy at Carnoustie told him to see if he could find another course to have to himself.  I suspect that if somebody came up to me and told me I had to stop playing so I wouldn't bother Mikey, I'd wind up in jail, and with any luck Wier would miss the next tournament due to injuries.

post #234 of 341
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Originally Posted by tecnicaskates View Post

These are personal experiences except for my story about Mike Weir which is from a well known friend

 

 

Jerks

Hubert Green- legendary jerk, he was tomahawking his driver into the tee box and cursing up a storm at the Allianz tournament one year when I went.

 

Hunter Mahan - self-centered baby- watched him in person a handful of times over the years and I often see him throw his ball into the pond when he could turn 90degrees and give it to a kid and make his or her day.

 

Mike Weir- friend of mine who works at Carnoustie in Scotalnd said Weir demanded the course be cleared for his round which is actually located by a public beach so its like the equivalent of going to a local park and saying hey everyone get out of here I am way more important than you.
 

 

Good guys I have had the chance to meet

Sam Saunders- humble, friendly

 

Stephen Ames - friendly, good role model

 

Joey Sindelar - really nice guy, generous with his time

 

Lanny Watkins - very friendly and generous with his time

 

Gary Hallberg - gave me a 5 min lesson

 

Stephen, is that you?

 

I guess I'm saying if you have evidence of the Weir at Carnoustie anecdote (sounds like something passed around in the phone game kids play), provide it, because some Calgarians (a couple in the media in particular) have the impression that Ames is an arrogant tool.

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