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Ian Poulter Has Fan Ejected for Yelling "Get in the Bunker!"

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4 minutes ago, rob0225 said:

The issue I have is why go straight to ejection?  How about a warning first?

The warning is on the ticket.

And, seriously, how are they going to know who has been warned? Put a scarlet "A" on his forehead?

5 minutes ago, rob0225 said:

If the PGA is going to eject viewers for this type of behavior than they need to enforce the rule equally at every PGA event.  Look at the fan behavior at the WM Phoenix Open, but they accept it there because it's "part of the tournament".   

It is different there, and no, they don't need to enforce the rules equally there as they do at a regular PGA Tour event. Nobody goes to the Phoenix Open with the expectation that they'll not hear anyone yelling all day.

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On 7/29/2019 at 3:51 AM, rob0225 said:

The issue I have is why go straight to ejection?  How about a warning first?

If the PGA is going to eject viewers for this type of behavior than they need to enforce the rule equally at every PGA event.  Look at the fan behavior at the WM Phoenix Open, but they accept it there because it's "part of the tournament".   

Would seem sensible.

Too many people with a stick up their butt.

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42 minutes ago, Jay28 said:

Would seem sensible.

Too many people with a stick up their butt.

What would you suggest, some kind of on-site detention center for a limited "time out", and then release the guy back into the pack of fans?  I don't see a practical way to enforce reasonable discipline without ejecting the guy.

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

What would you suggest, some kind of on-site detention center for a limited "time out", and then release the guy back into the pack of fans?  I don't see a practical way to enforce reasonable discipline without ejecting the guy.

I actually like Erik’s....stick a scarlet ‘A’ on their foreheads. 

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

What would you suggest, some kind of on-site detention center for a limited "time out", and then release the guy back into the pack of fans?  I don't see a practical way to enforce reasonable discipline without ejecting the guy.

That’s why he conveniently ignored my question.

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On 7/29/2019 at 12:51 PM, rob0225 said:

The issue I have is why go straight to ejection?  How about a warning first?

 

Reminds me of the episode of The Young Ones where Rick was annoyed because the instructions didn't specifically tell him not to put a videocassette in a toaster.

If you need to be warned, you need to be elsewhere. Being a human being of more than 5 years of age indicates you have had fair warning.

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6 hours ago, Vinsk said:

I actually like Erik’s....stick a scarlet ‘A’ on their foreheads. 

“A” For asshole in this case...  :-D

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On ‎7‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 1:07 AM, saevel25 said:

 

I agree. I don’t pay money to go to a PGA Tour event to listen to idiots like that.

 

^^ Spot on. I think its often overlooked that its not just the player that is affected but all the people who have paid a fair bit of money to enjoy watching golf and its even worse when there are kids in the crowd. What kind of example are these muppets setting for kids?

The players want the crowd to cheer, clap and, when appropriate, have a laugh. But it's not one when the hecklers do it out of spite or dislike for a golfer.

It's tough to enforce but needs to be done even if that means the players take the lead.

 

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6 hours ago, RussUK said:

^^ Spot on. I think its often overlooked that its not just the player that is affected but all the people who have paid a fair bit of money to enjoy watching golf and its even worse when there are kids in the crowd. What kind of example are these muppets setting for kids?

The players want the crowd to cheer, clap and, when appropriate, have a laugh. But it's not one when the hecklers do it out of spite or dislike for a golfer.

It's tough to enforce but needs to be done even if that means the players take the lead.

 

Hey, don't be giving the Muppets a bad name! My solution is not to kick the guy off the course but rather assign him to follow Sergio Garcia only.

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Drunk idiot gets ejected for being a drunk idiot. Really no discussion to have here. It is one thing to cheer for someone but to actively cheer against someone is in poor taste. 

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1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Hey, don't be giving the Muppets a bad name! My solution is not to kick the guy off the course but rather assign him to follow Sergio Garcia only.

Is that kind of like making them sit on the naughty step? :-P

"you've been very naughty so you must follow Sergio till you learn your lesson"

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13 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

 My solution is not to kick the guy off the course but rather assign him to follow Sergio Garcia only.

 

12 hours ago, RussUK said:

Is that kind of like making them sit on the naughty step? :-P

"you've been very naughty so you must follow Sergio till you learn your lesson"

Now that’s just mean!

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On 8/1/2019 at 10:01 AM, Double Mocha Man said:

Hey, don't be giving the Muppets a bad name! My solution is not to kick the guy off the course but rather assign him to follow Sergio Garcia only.

laugh laughing GIF

Poulter hit it into a bunker!!

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On 7/31/2019 at 11:18 PM, DaveP043 said:

What would you suggest, some kind of on-site detention center for a limited "time out", and then release the guy back into the pack of fans?  I don't see a practical way to enforce reasonable discipline without ejecting the guy.

Just don't see an issue as long as the shouting is not during a pre shot routine/ swing.

If someone is being abusive and shouting out crap on a consistent basis, then sure, get rid of the person.. however the odd shout here and there shouldn't be a problem.  I see it for what it is.  Poulter was getting upset with his game and wanted someone to take out his anger on.

 

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49 minutes ago, Jay28 said:

Just don't see an issue as long as the shouting is not during a pre shot routine/ swing.

If someone is being abusive and shouting out crap on a consistent basis, then sure, get rid of the person.. however the odd shout here and there shouldn't be a problem.  I see it for what it is.  Poulter was getting upset with his game and wanted someone to take out his anger on.

No. What if the “odd shout here and there” is a racist one? A sexist or nationalistic one? An inappropriate one?

In golf, what the guy did was inappropriate. Golf ain’t football.

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6 hours ago, Jay28 said:

I see it for what it is.  Poulter was getting upset with his game and wanted someone to take out his anger on.

 

You don't know what "it is".

Please present the evidence of "Poulter getting upset with his game and wanting someone to take out his anger on." You weren't there and there is no video of it.

How about this: A guy was being a complete jerk and got booted and most likely the other fans applauded whoever carried/walked him out.

Irrespective of what you might think of Poulter, the story is about a moron in the gallery, not Poulter.

 

Are you going to blame Rory for this one?

 

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So, did the ball actually "get in the bunker"?..........

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6 hours ago, iacas said:

No. What if the “odd shout here and there” is a racist one? A sexist or nationalistic one? An inappropriate one?

In golf, what the guy did was inappropriate. Golf ain’t football.

Nationalistic??  Like "U-S-A"?

With you on racist or sexist chants... as long as they really are.

But regardless, we're talking about someone shouting 'get in the bunnker'.

 

1 hour ago, leftybutnotPM said:

You don't know what "it is".

Please present the evidence of "Poulter getting upset with his game and wanting someone to take out his anger on." You weren't there and there is no video of it.

How about this: A guy was being a complete jerk and got booted and most likely the other fans applauded whoever carried/walked him out.

Irrespective of what you might think of Poulter, the story is about a moron in the gallery, not Poulter.

 

Are you going to blame Rory for this one?

 

Yeah, Rory should have ignored it.

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