Ryder Cup week is underway and it wouldn’t be right if no one were discussing the fake controversies and supposed slights that dominate the days leading up to actual golf. This year’s subject? Rickie Fowler’s “USA” haircut.
Oliver Brown, a sports writer at The Telegraph, wrote that Fowler’s “GI Joe-style crewcut” is “an exhibition of thuggish jingoism” that could make the biennial event “nasty.”
Brown used Fowler’s haircut to draw conclusions about the fiery intentions of the entire American squad, especially its coach. Brown singled out Team USA captain Tom Watson as “the gentleman golfer, embodying the virtues of grace, humility and understatement,” but pointed to his acceptance of Fowler’s new hairdo as evidence that Watson has changed from that noble persona.
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