Ryder Cup: Danny Willett Defends Brother's Comments On 'Baying' Americans

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Danny Willett at Hazeltine Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota, October 2. Willett failed to win a point in his debut appearance at the Ryder Cup. Cliff Hawkins/Getty

Masters champion Danny Willett has defended his brother's pre-Ryder Cup criticism of American supporters.

In an article for National Club Golfer magazine, Peter Willett described them as a "baying mob of imbeciles" which stirred controversy in the lead up to the event.

Willett, a member of Europe's team beaten 17-11 at the 41st Ryder Cup, failed to win a point at Hazeltine but insisted his brother's description of Team USA fans was correct.

"Tried my best but played poorly," Willett wrote on Twitter. "Unfortunately some American fans showed @P_J_Willett was in fact correct.

"Still shows that sometimes fans don't know when to call it a day… Shame really."

Willett was downcast after a disappointing debut appearance for Europe at the biennial golf event.

Asked what he thought of his performance, the 29-year-old said: "Shit. Being honest. Sorry, would you like me to elaborate? Really shit."

Willett lost all three matches he competed in for Team Europe.