Golfer Keegan Bradley, who lost a three-way playoff for last week’s (16-19 February) Northern Trust Open title at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, US, had much more to worry about than that loss after he saw the telecast of the match.
Phlegmatic: Keegan Bradley at the Northern Trust Open. By Harry How/Getty Images/AFP
What had sparked widespread criticism on Twitter was not his strokeplay but his on-course expectorating.
Once he saw for himself how much he spat during his pre-shot routine, he issued a public apology on his Twitter account. “To be honest with you, I really had no idea I was doing it,” said Bradley, “and I feel bad. I’m going to truly work on it. It might take some time but I will do my best to stop.”