My brother was right

Europe’s Danny Willett has said that his brother Peter was correct in his pre-Ryder Cup criticism of American supporters.

Willett’s brother had described the fans as a “baying mob of imbeciles”.

The Masters champion, 29, had a poor Ryder Cup debut, failing to win a point as Europe lost 17-11.

“Tried my best but played poorly,” he said on social media. “Unfortunately some American fans showed that @P_J_Willett was in fact correct.”

He added: “Still shows that sometimes fans don’t know when to call it a day…Shame really.”

Earlier, Willett had used a four-letter expletive at a news conference.

Asked to describe his first Ryder Cup experience, he said, “S***. Being honest. Sorry. Would you like me to elaborate? Really s***.”

In Peter Willett’s article, published in National Club Golfer magazine, he said that Europe’s golfers needed to “silence the pudgy, basement-dwelling irritants” and “smash the obnoxious dads, with their shiny teeth, Lego man hair, medicated ex-wives and resentful children”.

He went on to describe Americans as “fat, stupid, greedy and classless”.

Danny Willett apologised for the article before the event, describing it as “a bad article written at a bad time”, but he was still the subject abuse from sections of the crowd at Hazeltine, Minnesota.

Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy was also heckled and the 27-year-old world number three asked for one man who verbally abused him be ejected on Saturday.

Ryder Cup officials said on Sunday that any disruptive fans would be made to leave the course.

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