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US Open Broadcast Picks Up Surprise 'Rough' Talk

That microphone heard something unexpected
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2018 12:00 PM CDT
Patrick Reed plays a shot from a bunker on the sixth hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – The US Open broadcast on Fox Sports took a strange turn Friday when a microphone inadvertently picked up a guy bragging about rough sex with his "ex," the Sporting News reports. Announcer Joe Buck was setting up a shot by golfer Patrick Reed at around 1:45pm EST when the surprise voices emerged. "Here at one, it's Patrick Reed," said Buck, and a mic picked up a man talking to his male companion, per Awful Announcing. "We were ---ing so hard, and I headbutted her in the head," the man said, among other things, but the other doesn't sound convinced: "Yeah, what actually happened, pal?" The first one protests, "No, straight up..." and his words soon turn indistinct.

Buck's voice returned with "second shot," as if all was normal, and the broadcast continued. "From the sound, it seems likely this was a radio conversation that somehow got picked up onto the actual feed, rather than just crowd chatter, but we don’t know for sure," says Awful Announcing. (You can hear the actual exchange at Deadspin.) Now Fox Sports and the United States Golf Association are apologizing for the unexpected interlude. "We deeply regret the inappropriate language and sentiment expressed by a few fans that was unfortunately picked up by a microphone," says a USGA spokeswoman. (Read more sex stories.)

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