Fan’s Racist Sign at US Open Goes Too Far

At the 2011 U.S. Open, 22 year old Rory McIlroy stole the show by absolutely dominating the competition, but it was on the last day of the Open that controversy started to grow because of one fan’s sign. The sign read, “Go Rory! Finally a white Tiger.”

The sign was only displayed briefly on television, but the buzz created by the sign lasted long after the racist golf hooligan was ejected from the Congressional Country Club. A lot of fans were caught by surprise and more than a few voiced their displeasure to the ignorant fan.

The aftermath has left PGA organizers wondering if a thorough search should be required for golf spectators at all PGA events.

The sign carrier, Greg Anderson, made a brief statement on the Tuesday following the US Open saying, “I know the sign was bad. I’m not racist, but was merely trying to promote my business’s website. I thought sometimes you just need to do these things to get people to take notice. Obviously, it was a gigantic mistake and I’m sorry if I offended anyone.”

Mr. Anderson’s website was written on the back of the sign, but to deter copycats, will not be named here, but sources say his sales have tripled since the incident.

Besides being ejected, Mr. Anderson was also fined an undisclosed amount.

This is, reporting from the Congressional Country Club, in Bethesda, MD.

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