What's buzzing:

Devil Ball Golf

Video: Lunatic interrupts Webb Simpson’s U.S. Open interview

Jay Busbee
Devil Ball Golf


-Follow Jay Busbee on Twitter at @jaybusbee.-

The USGA isn't going to like it, but this video's going viral: A loon in a stocking cap somehow got onstage at the presentation of Webb Simpson's U.S. Open and put himself between Simpson and the cameras, chirping as he went.

None other than USGA head honcho Mike Davis yanked the Union Jackass offstage. Bob Costas then tried to get all refined with talk of "gendarmes" taking away the goofball, while Simpson stuck with the action-hero-style "Enjoy the jail cell, pal." Either way, the guy ought to thank heaven he didn't try this at Augusta. They'd erase his very existence if he did.

Anyone who's never attended a golf tournament has to wonder how this kind of security breach could happen, but the truth is that since golf fans are generally the most well-behaved in sports, you can wander pretty much anywhere outdoors at a golf tournament with only the smallest of physical restrictions. This isn't, say, the NFL, where security and rails keep the players far from the clutches of the crowd. If you go to a golf tournament, there's a fairly good chance you can grab Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson by the arm as they walk past you. (Please don't.)

When you have only a thin strand of rope, and sometimes not even that, separating the players from the fans, you expect the gallery is going to behave itself. And in this case, it's likely that no one could have conceived that a cawing goofball would jump onstage. Probably not going to happen again anytime soon, though.

View photo

.

The USGA's Mike Davis has no patience for hecklers. (Getty Images)

Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
Tiger Woods has devoted, if disappointed, fans
Jay Hart: Dale Earnhardt Jr. ends 143-race winless streak in Michigan
Marc J. Spears: LeBron James lead Heat past Thunder in Game 3 of NBA Finals

View Comments (1959)
  • Kipchoge wins fierce London battle with Kipsang

    Kipchoge wins fierce London battle with Kipsang

    By Tom Hayward LONDON - Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge got the better of compatriot and defending champion Wilson Kipsang to win the London Marathon by five seconds on Sunday with world record holder Dennis Kimetto third. Kipchoge, a former world champion … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Kipchoge wins fierce London battle with Kipsang

    (Adds details) By Tom Hayward LONDON, April 26 - Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge got the better of compatriot and defending champion Wilson Kipsang to win the London Marathon by five seconds on Sunday with world record holder Dennis Kimetto third. Kipchoge, … More »

    Reuters - 19 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Kipchoge wins London Marathon men's race

    LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) - Former world champion Eliud Kipchoge outran his Kenyan compatriot Wilson Kipsang to win the men's race at the London Marathon on Sunday. Kipchoge recorded a winning time of two hours, four minutes, 42 seconds. Kipsang … More »

    Reuters - 29 minutes ago
  • Tufa's late surge brings London Marathon victory

    Tufa's late surge brings London Marathon victory

    By Tom Hayward LONDON (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s Tigist Tufa was the surprise winner of the women’s London Marathon on Sunday after her powerful late break saw her cruise home 18 seconds clear of Kenyan Mary Keitany. After a tentative race Tufa broke … More »

    Reuters - 38 minutes ago
  • Overlooked Armitage would walk into England side - Botha

    Overlooked Armitage would walk into England side - Botha

    By Justin Palmer LONDON (Reuters) - Steffon Armitage is "world class" and would walk into England's forward pack for the World Cup if they relaxed their policy of not picking overseas-based players, Toulon team mate Bakkies Botha said. Back rower … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago