Tiger Woods shares thoughts on 'Baba Booey guy'
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Tiger Woods shares thoughts on ‘Baba Booey guy’

On Sunday in the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, not a single shot Tiger Woods hit was not accompanied by some fan (probably the same one) yelling for Gary Dell'Abate ("Baby Booey!") or a starch ("Mashed potatoes!").

Naturally, the world No. 1 took notice.

Asked Tuesday in his pre-tournament news conference for the 2013 PGA Championship, Woods made his views known on fans yelling out random stuff when his ball is in flight.

"Well, I don't think you need to yell every time the ball gets airborne," Woods said, drawing laughter at Oak Hill G.C.

The vast majority of people who shout something at Woods or his ball, or whatever, are overserved. They drank too much and want to get the attention of the best player in the world. Or they want to be heard on TV. Or they want to distract someone.

But, if you're going to be one of those people who shout something to get picked up on TV, know this: You're not original.

Also know that there are T-shirts we here at Golf News Net have designed to allow you to say those things graphically instead of verbally.

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