Thomas Pieters had kicked off the Ryder Cup needle by suggesting American fans cannot hold their drink.

  • Thomas Pieters was part of Team Europe in the 2016 edition of the Ryder Cup
  • Rory McIlroy and Co were subjected to abuse and shouts from the US crowd
  • Pieters has hit out at their conduct ahead of this year’s competition in Paris

By HARRY SLAVIN FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 07:38 EDT, 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 07:39 EDT, 12 September 2018

Thomas Pieters had kicked off the Ryder Cup needle by suggesting American fans cannot hold their drink.

The Belgian was one of the stand out performers for team Europe in 2016, winning four points in his five matches at Hazeltine as they lost their were beaten 17-11.

That performance stuck in the memory and saw calls for him to be included by Thomas Bjorn as a captain’s pick for this year’s competition in Paris.

Thomas Pieters had kicked off the Ryder Cup needle by suggesting American fans cannot hold their drink.
Thomas Pieters had kicked off the Ryder Cup needle by suggesting American fans cannot hold their drink.

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