Rickie Fowler Trades Jabs With A Troll On Twitter Who Accused Him Of Milking Arnold Palmer’s Death For Publicity

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After the United States’ Ryder Cup win last weekend, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, and Phil Mickelson boarded a flight in Minnesota to deliver the trophy to Palmer’s memorial service in his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. It was widely received as a really nice gesture to honor the King, especially since the three were likely battling roaring celebratory hangovers.

One Twitter egg thought that the motive for the golfers’  delivering the cup was solely to bring attention on themselves and their Ryder Cup victory. Fowler was quick to stomp the troll out.

I think this dude’s onto something…

[h/t Swing by Swing]

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