Originally Posted by wadesworld
I think they (the American team) said it's the same when they come here. Apparently that's how it is, but I can't see that.
I was watching a clip of the Ryder cup in Europe the other night, and the fans clearly cheered when Hunter Mayhan flubbed an important chip. It does happen both places.
Got to say I do think there's just one very small difference. I'll show two vids, the first is the incident you refer to, the second is this year.
Looking at the first, zip along to the time stamp at 7:00 minutes and watch from there. How much noise from the crowd as Hunter lines up his chip? How much cheering is there afterwards? Kind of a grone, bit of clapping, yes little bit of cheering. Excessive? Your call. Watch a bit more, how are the crowd as Hunter takes his vital putt? Quiet as church mice.
Now fast forward to this Ryder cup. Sorry, you'll have to wap the sound right up, kids in bed when I was recording, wife scouling at me trying to put the sound up so my phone picks it up. I wonder if some US networks didn't show the sound but this is what it was like. How much sound can you hear as Striker lines up and takes the his putt? You could almost literally hear a pin drop. Now listen to the crowd as Kaymer lines up and takes his putt. If you truely think there's no difference between what the British crowd did AFTER Hunter fluffed his chip and the cat calls, whistling, shouting etc the whole time Kaymer was lining up his putt and while he was taking it, we'd have to agree to differ as I think there's all the difference in the world.
All of that said, during the shouting, whistling etc durring Kaymer's putt the loudest shout is an American accent telling people to be quiet - the guy must have been seriously embarrased.