Re: Biggest jerk on the tour?
Originally Posted by TommyD69
I can give a counter example on Weiskopf. In the late '70s at Doral he was involved in a great battle with Nicklaus, 36 holes head-to-head on Sunday after the Saturday round was rained out. Weiskopf ended up winning by 1, despite several hole outs from Jack from well off the green.
Anyway, on about the 7th hole of the final round Weiskopf hit his tee shot then ducked under the ropes and jogged toward the little rest room near the tee. There were 5 or 6 guys in line. The guys at the back of the line saw Weiskopf and asked the guys in front to clear out and let him use the urinal. As everyone was moving out of the way, Weiskopf smiled and said he'd wait his turn. "You guys have to go as bad as I do." Everyone who heard it burst into laughter.
Contemporary, I second the nomination of Hunter Mahan. I followed him for several holes at Doral this year and he was the ultimate jerk. He was having an off day with the driver and acting like he was the center of the universe, mocking his swing. On the 11th tee he pushed one wild right and was so disgusted he wandered around and ended up behind his playing partner to the left. Mahan had forgotten his tee and it was still in the ground. The next player on the tee, a European, picked up the tee and tossed it at Mahan with a miffed shake of the head, as if wondering when he was going to grow up.