Golf is a gentlemen's game, except when it isn't, and it wasn't when Miguel Angel Jimenez and Keegan Bradley stood toe to toe during their match at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play on Friday.
Reaction on Twitter was varied and amusing, but we'll start with Sean Martin of PGATour.com, who has a suggestion for the gladiators should they with to settle the dispute once and for all:
If Keegan and Miguel want to continue things, there's a hole at San Francisco GC that hosted CA's last legal duel. http://t.co/PrLIxcRRrC
— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) May 2, 2015
Jimenez and Bradley in a happier WGC Match Play moment, in 2012 (Getty Images)
And if an actual fight had broken out?
— Bob Estes (@BobEstesPGA) May 2, 2015
Other random reactions from Twitter:
If only Miguel would've blown cigar smoke in Keegan's face. I might've watched that a 1000 times! :) #truth
— Bob Estes (@BobEstesPGA) May 2, 2015 Lots of thoughts on the scuffle. I've known Miguel a long time and he is a good dude. Big heart. Unfortunate situation for all involved.
— David Duval (@david59duval) May 2, 2015 Never saw aggressive behavior from Miguel during the encounter. Saying shut up was his mistake. Nothing else.
— David Duval (@david59duval) May 2, 2015 I love what Keegan did. Every player should stand up for their loop at times like that but not all would. 2 bad they couldn't drop the mitts
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) May 2, 2015 If a player tells me to"shut up"I would immediately shut up but when he gets out of his curtesy car at his hotel I would be standing there.
— Kip Henley PGA loopr (@KipHenley) May 2, 2015