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Player hits out at US Ryder Cup fans

2016-10-04 11:19
Gary Player (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Legendary South African golfer Gary Player has hit out at American fans for their behaviour at the Ryder Cup.

Shaking off three consecutive defeats, the United States recaptured the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008 on Sunday, beating Europe 17-11 at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

But the event was marred at times by American fans’ unruly behaviour during the three-day event, which saw them regularly boo the European players.

Player, who is South Africa's most successful golfer with nine major titles, congratulated the Americans on their win and felt it was good for golf that there was a different winner.

However, he said on his official Twitter page that the crowd’s behaviour was "a pity".

Player also said the American win was fitting given the recent passing of golf icon Arnold Palmer.

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