Bob MacIntyre furious with Kyle Stanley after Open partner hit crowd TWICE (including caddie’s mum) without ‘Fore’ shout: ‘There were harsh words… he didn’t take it well at all’
- Bob MacIntyre confronted Kyle Stanley about incidents and he reacted angrily
- American had twice hit shot in direction of crowd without warning them
- Scottish 22-year-old and ‘Beef’ Johnston had to shout instead of Stanley
- MacIntyre said: ‘You’ve got to tell him it’s not right. He didn’t take it well at all’
Published: 18:07 EDT, 19 July 2019 | Updated: 19:55 EDT, 19 July 2019
Bob MacIntyre furiously confronted his playing partner Kyle Stanley at The Open after the American twice hit his ball into the crowd at Royal Portrush without shouting ‘Fore’.
Stanley simply stood and watched his wayward shots. The first clattered into the shin of a marshal and the second struck MacIntyre’s caddie’s mother Stephanie, who fortunately was unharmed.
And the Scottish 22-year-old told Stanley exactly what he thought of his behaviour, prompting an angry response.
Bob MacIntyre (right) angrily confronted Kyle Stanley (left) for not shouting ‘Fore’
The American hit a marshal and also MacIntyre’s caddie’s mum during play on Friday
‘Coming down the last I wasn’t happy with what had happened on the 17th’, MacIntyre told The Scotsman.
‘Aye, there were harsh words. It wasn’t too pleasant. But you’ve got to tell him it’s not right. He didn’t take it well at all.
‘It hit Greg’s (Milne) mum. So I told him how it was. I said I wasn’t happy – and he didn’t really like my response.
‘He’s the only one I’ve seen do that. It was straight into the crowd. It was into the crowd from the word go.
‘Shout “Fore”. That ball is going straight into the crowd, you know from the word go it’s going into the crowd.
‘Just shout. We shouted, me and Beef [partner Andrew Johnston], as it was coming down.’
The confrontation heading up the 17th was an unsavoury flashpoint of an otherwise solid round for MacIntyre.
He shot 72, adding to his opening round of 68 to head into the weekend at two under par.
MacIntyre and his caddie Greg Milne (right) were not at all happy with Stanley’s conduct