From a 19-11 rout to the rollicking press conference that ensued, Team USA clearly enjoyed its week at the 2017 Presidents Cup. But it wasn’t quite as fun for the International Team, who, in addition to being on the wrong end of the lopsided result, had to put up with a rowdy crowd rooting against them at Liberty National.
Just how bad was it? One of the player’s wives, Audrey Leishman, opened up on her personal blog with an entry titled “This is not the Tour I know.” Let’s just say she didn’t enjoy the experience as much as, say, Jena Sims did.
Leishman’s post begins with an interview Daniel Berger did with Sky Sports on Day 3 of the competition in which he said, “I mean the goal from the minute we got out here was to just crush them as bad as we can and, um, I hope that we close them out today and we go out tomorrow and just beat ’em even worse.”
Leishman took exception to Berger’s comments, feeling they represented a nastiness that went beyond healthy competitive spirit. Of course, she found this was most present among fans at the event.
“There were many times last week that I thought about what the kids were seeing,” the American-born Leishman, who is married to the three-time PGA Tour winner from Australia, wrote. “The crowds booing for good shots and cheering for missed putts. The drinking at 7 am? Screaming…Read More