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 (1954)
  • Hamstring injury leaves Messi in doubt for qualifiers

    Hamstring injury leaves Messi in doubt for qualifiers

    (Reuters) - Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has returned home to Argentina but remains doubtful for World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela with his club confirming the 29-year-old is struggling with a sore left hamstring. Messi played in … More »

    Reuters - 32 minutes ago
  • Conte wants Chelsea to learn from last year's experience

    Conte wants Chelsea to learn from last year's experience

    Chelsea have made a promising start to a new Premier League season but manager Antonio Conte wants the players to remember the difficulties of last season and learn from that experience. Chelsea went on to finish a lowly 10th last season after … More »

    Reuters - 40 minutes ago
  • Moyes pulls out stops to find goalie before window shuts

    Moyes pulls out stops to find goalie before window shuts

    Manager David Moyes is racing to recruit a goalkeeper before the summer transfer window closes on Wednesday after first-choice shot-stopper Vito Mannone was ruled out for at least three months with an elbow injury. Sunderland had been reported to … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Hamilton says Alonso retirement is a real possibility

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso's imminent retirement from Formula One is a real possibility, world champion Lewis Hamilton said, adding that he hoped the Spaniard would decide to carry on. Former double champion Alonso … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Rooney will remain England captain, Allardyce says

    Rooney will remain England captain, Allardyce says

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will stay on as England skipper under new manager Sam Allardyce. "Wayne has been an excellent captain for England and the manner in which he has fulfilled the role made it an easy decision for me to ask him to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 14 minutes ago