A British Open golfer who hit the mother of his playing partner's caddy with an errant shot refused to apologize Saturday for not yelling "Fore."
Any duffer who has picked up a golf club knows that it's the courteous thing to but he does not seem to be Kyle Stanley, who says he was "caught off guard" by the dust-up
Stanley said after his third round Saturday at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland that he had not apologized to fellow golfer Bob MacIntyre who had criticized him for his silence and did not feel he needed to be "schooled on the rules of golf."
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Stanley said his caddie, his playing partners and some volunteers or marshalls all shouted "Fore" and he thought that was enough
"If [the ball didn’t hit MacIntyre’s caddie’s mother]I do not think we'd be talking about it right now, "he said, according to Golf.com. "It's kind of a non-issue. I'm not sure why he decided to make such an issue about it. I know [the ball] hit his caddie's mom's hand off the bounce, and that's unfortunate, but as far as I'm concerned, a number of people yelled 'Fore.' "
Stanley's wayward shot happened Friday on the 17th tee.
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MacIntyre, who was playing in his first Open Championship, said he and Stanley exchanged "harsh words," according to The Scotsman newspaper. ] CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
"I said I was not happy – and he did not really like my response," MacIntyre was quoted as saying. 've seen to that. It was straight into the crowd. It was in the crowd from the word go. And we're expecting him to shout fore. She's all right, I think, but it's not what you want. "