On that occasion, the ball hit MacIntyre's caddie Greg Milne's mum, Stephanie, and, though she wasn't hurt, it prompted the Scot to confront Stanley. This followed Stanley twice neglecting to shout fore, once when he hit a marshall on the shin on the 14th hole and secondly when he hit the mother of MacIntyre's caddy who was standing in the crowd at the 17th. "People don't have enough time to react after we shout". He made the argument that since I hit the ball, it maybe should've come out of my mouth first.
On Saturday, the furore deepened as Stanley, a two-time PGA Tour victor, refused to apologise and angrily hit back at MacIntyre. I'm not really sure why he decided to make an issue out of it.
Bob MacIntyre was furious with playing partner Kyle Stanley for not shouting a warning after a wayward drive into the crowd during day two of The Open. "No one told me I hit anybody". I mean, everyone to the right of that ball knew it was coming. "No one gave me an indication that I did". After I hit several people on the tee box yelled "fore". So I said I wasn't happy-and he didn't really like my response. It certainly wasn't my intention to put anyone in harm's way.
"What happened with Koepka a year ago at Paris, I'm always surprised that more people don't get badly injured in golf tournaments because you've got projectiles moving very fast in the large crowds". Stanley indicated that his own wife and coaches were in the galley as well.
"If his issue was with me not being the first person to say fore, does he have a point?" "You know, when you talk about somebody playing within the boundaries of etiquette in golf, that's kind of a touchy situation", he said.
"I went up there, and the first thing that I asked everybody was if I hit anybody", he said. When pressed on whether he had apologized to either of his "victims", Stanley pleaded ignorance. "I guess I can see that".
MacIntyre had said he told Stanley he "wasn't happy" and that his rival "didn't take it well at all" when confronted over not letting the crowd know the ball was heading in their direction.
"When you paint somebody in a bad light, or accuse them of not playing within the etiquette of the game, you've got to be careful", he said. When you tell your story, you've got to make sure you add all of the details. From what I read [Friday] night, he didn't do that.
"He's a young player".
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