Golf is famously a quiet recreation. American followers are recognized for being loud, particularly in the course of the Ryder Cup.
Sergio Garcia’s wife has no time for any “embarrassing” American followers heckling the gamers when the occasion begins Friday and doubtlessly boozed-up crowds might be headed to Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits all through the event.
Angela Akins, a Texan married to the Spanish golfer, overtly cheers for her husband and the European staff, one thing not everybody appreciates.
When the event was final held within the U.S. in 2016 — at Minnesota’s Hazeltine National Golf Club — Akins, who golfed collegiately on the University of Texas and labored as a reporter for the Golf Channel, had no drawback telling a gaggle of overly rowdy males that they’re embarrassing her.
Akins recalled to CNN the group didn’t appear to know who she was on the time.
“I said to them: ‘I’m here supporting the European team, I’m an American, and you’re embarrassing me’,” Akins stated. “The folks round us joined in and stated; ‘Yeah you’re embarrassing us too!’
“I said to the guys, ‘I want to see American fans being better than that,’ and they said okay, then later on they saw me. They’d figured out who I was, and they came over and gave me a hug and apologized,” Akins stated.
But don’t anticipate her to let the mean-spirited jests slide by this year.
“I understand cheering for your team but let’s leave the insults out,” Akins instructed CNN forward of the 2021 Ryder Cup.