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Hunter Mahan Stops Mid-Shot, Blasts Fan for Making Noise (Video)

If there’s one thing I learned from attending my first PGA golf tournament over the summer, it’s that the players don’t like to be distracted. By distracted I mean they don’t want to hear people talking, see people moving, or hear you take a sip from your beer when they are about to take a shot. Somehow Albert Pujols can smash three home runs in a World Series game on balls that are coming at him at a rate of 80-95MPH and could curve, go straight, or sink. Guys like Albert can do that with 50,000 screaming fans watching, but a golfer cannot hit a ball that is resting in front of him or her unless there is total silence and serenity.

That’s just the nature of the sport, and the golfers and their caddies take it very seriously.  Hunter Mahan gave us an example of that on Friday at the Presidents Cup when he stopped in the middle of a shot to roast a fan who was making noise.  Check out this video that Devil Ball Golf shared with us:

Where was Hunter’s hot girlfriend when he needed her after a rough day on the course?  Here’s hoping they found the culprit and threw him in jail.  Making noise during a golf tournament — what a criminal.



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  • Kerry Ondrovik

    obviously you have never played golf. if there was constant noise it would be fine.. but it is silent so one thing can be distracting. If you could here a pin drop in the stadium while puljos was batting and then you yelled as soon as he was about to take his swing of course it would distract you. I usually like your stuff.. but you missed the boat on this one homes.

  • Anonymous

    I play golf all the time.  I get your point, but the comparison you’re making is wrong with Pujols.  Have you ever been to a PGA tournament?  If all they’re worried about is sudden movements or noises, why can’t I walk over to my seat with a hot dog in my hand when it’s a slight possibility that I may be in a golfer’s peripheral vision?  Of course they don’t want people screaming right when someone is about to take a shot, but that’s not all they ask for.  They want complete silence and no movement at all.  If it was sudden outbursts they were worried about, they wouldn’t ask you to stand perfectly still and not walk.

  • Kerry Ondrovik

    I do agree that particular golfers take it a bit overboard especially with the peripheral vision point, which is valid. But in this situation Hunter had every right to be pissed because some yelled out right as he started to swing… they didn’t just “sip a beer.” But my point is the same and can’t draw on baseball to make a comparison. A baseball stadium is huge and people are far away from the batter and the noise and movement is a constant. At a golf tournament people are standing 5 feet from these guys sometimes. So can you blame them for wanting you to stand still and not make sudden noises and movements?

  • Anonymous

    Right, I was being sarcastic about this guy. Obviously he was being a dick. But at the same time they go way overboard with it. I’m a huge golf fan and I was baffled when I went to the tournament.  Their caddies are all over everyone for anything.  If it was sudden movements and noises they’re worried most about like you say, they would have no problem with you having a whispering conversation with the person next to you.  That, among almost everything else, will get you reprimanded by the course officials.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1411034707 John E. Oliver

    Can you say Golf Libraians!” Charge the fans’ overbook return fees and take away their library cards.  Or could you imagine a woman in labor, and in the middle of a hard push, she stops and turns to the nurse saying, “Hush, I need to concentrate!!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffery.mclean Jeff McLean

    They can all get over their damn selves.  Golf is not a sport.  They make too much money for playing a “game” that only rates a few notches above darts or bowling.

  • Anonymous

    I cant help but point out that 15 yr old gymnasts at competitions tumble head over heels sometimes on a 6inch wide piece of wood and the crowd erupts at any given time in reaction to another performance…..golfers need to get over their eliteness and put on their big boy pants….

  • Anonymous

    Obviously, you are not a golfer, but perhaps a “bitter” bowler.  When the sport of bowling attains similar numbers to the sport of golf regarding tournament spectators, TV ratings and equipment sales, only then you can expect similar winnings.  Until then, please go wash your sour grapes down with a cold beer and enjoy your game of bowling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffery.mclean Jeff McLean

    Actually I play golf quite regularly which is exactly why I think these guys are seriously overreacting.  Also in no way was I saying that bowling was superior to golf, however it is an any man game like bowling and poker so they should quit acting like they are performing heart surgery out there and just hit the damn ball already.  Now I think I’ll go drink a Guinness and you can go finish your wine spritzer buddy.