Ryder Cup

Danny Willett apologizes for brother's words about US fans

With stakes at the Ryder Cup so high, the players are under plenty of pressure. Danny Willett's focus faltered a bit Wednesday during practice at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

This wasn't a case of rookie nerves, though.

This was because, well, his brother has a big mouth.

Willett was a couple of holes into his round when informed about the online buzz created by the colorful, humorous and crude essay written by his columnist brother , Pete Willett, on the National Club Golfer website that poked fun at the American players and castigated the culture from which their fans have come.

"It is tough to then concentrate," Danny Willett said, "because...