Many people may have noticed that a golf tournament, called the ‘Ryder Cup’, took place this weekend. There seems to have been a bit of a kerfuffle amongst European fans, over the fact that Team USA’s supporters kept shouting “boo, boo” a lot. This was deemed to be rude, unsporting and off-putting – given the golfing context, you can pronounce that last one however you like. Now, even golf ignoramuses like me know that Team USA have a player named Boo Weekley and it was for him the crowd were calling.
I don’t think European golf fans will have any cause for complaint in the future, unless the little known American player Bert Eurolosers were to improve his game significantly. However, it will be interesting to see how the Team USA supporters react to the fact that the next Ryder Cup, in 2010, will be played at the famous Welsh ‘Yahnkirrhubbish’ course.