Paul Casey shows true colors at U.S. Open
Paul Casey, the Brit who has made disparaging comments about Americans, withdrew from the U.S. Open after shooting an 85. Casey didn’t deign to give an explanation for his withdrawal, but we can pretty much assume it was because of his bad golf.
Bad manners, bad golf, bad judgement. This guy is getting to be more and more of a head case. Why doesn’t he just move back to England. Then he can add bad teeth to all his other “bads.”
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It's too easy and old for some English/Irish/European persons to make disparaging comments every time they can't find any excuse for their own bad behaviors.
Casey is rude besides he hasn't played well. Try reading one of those online English newspapers and their comments are harsher and rougher than any American commentary.
Lastly, the US Open is our national championship and more prestigious than other majors. Why else do so many foreign players want to slug it out on the difficult greens?
First of all like me he likes Americans per say (he is married to one for heavans sake )but like many europeans when it comes to sport we see America as very insular . They have their own sports (American football , Basketball etc ) and far too often percieve themselves as the best (in an arrogant way ) when the rest of the world dont even play them . They are brought up from a young age far too often to believe life is all about winning , money , and looking great and less about being dignified in defeat , the importance of treating others with respect etc etc . We are reminded to be good losers and to just do your best . Whether you win or lose you will be judged on how you treat others not whether you win . Then you have this added habit of associating sport with being tough . Look at Kiwiah Island when god loving golfers like Corey Pavin actually wore caps referring to the War in the Gulf . Over here we thought how incredibly PATHETIC that was but Im afraid typical of too many Americans . Sport should never ever be associated with WAR but actions like that just let your country down terribly . Actions like these create the image over here of a very insular country , ignorant of world events and a nation that greatly overstates the importance of winning ! The irony is that this creates an atmosphere where we want to win more than usual but thats where he was coming from .
I know Arizona well -- being a Brit, you may not know Arizona elected Barry Golfwater, and all that implies. I'm getting a little tired of you smug Brits with your condescending attitude toward Americans. We kicked your ass on a major scale a couple times already, and it seems to me you should have learned your lesson by now.
I am not offended by the “observation” that people in Arizona are insular. That may or may not be, but I'm certainly not going to depend on the word of Paul Casey for it. I've been to Arizona many times, and know quite a few people who live there, and have not found that to be the case.
Maybe Mr. Casey was unable to get around the language barrier (even after all his noble, tax-paying days in the U.S.), but it seems to me his public comments are ill-conceived and poorly executed. You can quote the Sunday Times all you want, but Casey said what he said and believes what he believes.
Like Casey, you don't even understand your own motives; that is the sad part of the truly arrogant. It's a presumed, even unconscious belief in the superiority of all things British, and so your thoughts come out through a smug filter you don’t even recognize, but others do. In that way, you are just like your violent, overbearing, colonial ancestors, back when you thought you ruled the world. The Boers, among others, taught you a lesson you obviously haven't learned.
What I and others like me are trying to teach you is that your belief system is antiquated and misplaced, like the UK itself. You need to update your thinking, to place yourself in the real world, in real time.
You, and all the unenlightened Brits like you, need to get over this habit of calling people "stupid” and "insular" when they disagree with you, or don’t happen to say the things you want to hear. You’re like petulant children. Maybe you’re taking your cue from the Bush administration, so cozy with Tony Blair. I’ve traveled extensively, and while I have many British friends, I have also run into quite a few of your boorish countrymen. You have no idea what a drag it is to run into you and people like you.
The sad fact is, you're in decline along with the rest of your country. You need to take a chill pill; your misplaced anger points to something deeply flawed in your personality. I suspect it's jealousy and bitterness, but I'll leave that to your psychiatrist.
I also suspect your relationship with Paul Casey goes much deeper than you're letting on. A stalker, perhaps. Lover?
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