Mets fans can get rowdy. Even at golf events.
David Wright, who is serving as the Honorary Ambassador at the PGA Championship this week at Bethpage Black on Long Island, was walking the grounds during the first round of the tournament following Tiger Woods' group. And along the way, he heard "Let's go Mets" chants from the Mets faithful.
New Yorkers don't play around no matter the sporting event, and Wright loved every second of it.
"Yeah, no doubt. I mean, it's - yeah, they're passionate," Wright said about New York fans. "You know, and these players, they know first-hand, you can tell by the crowd after they hit a good shot or a bad shot. They don't even need to watch to see where it goes.
"But really neat to see how - everybody wearing the Mets hats and the Yankees hats kind of come out and support a different sport, but are still pretty rowdy and loud."
As Wright looked upon some of the best golf swings in the world, he may have been taking some mental notes as he looks to improve his own game. To ensure he didn't mess up his own swing on the diamond, Wright steered clear of golf during his playing days.
Now that those are over, though, he admits he has been taking it up. And he isn't a big fan of all the silence.
"Yeah, that (quiet) would be too weird, especially because I swung and missed a lot, so I'd hear the whoosh when I'm swinging and missing, which I don't want to hear," Wright explained. "No, it's different, but you can kind of tell like that energy is the same. Anywhere we followed Tiger and Brooks (Koepka) and (Francesco) Molinari this morning and just - I mean, even if we weren't following them, you could kind of tell on the course where they are just because of the roars and just the excitement."
Wright watched as Woods, who the crowd desperately wants to see win his second straight major after taking some the Masters back in April, was up and down all day for his 2-over par finish. And that inconsistency is something he sees with the Mets at the moment.
At the plate, New York was great to start the season, while the pitching was spotty in the rotation. Now the roles have been reversed with the rotation finding a groove and the bats starting to come back down to Earth.
But, just as Woods isn't worried about making the cut on Friday, neither is Wright about his Mets.
"If we play the way we're capable of playing, there should be a lot of wins," Wright said.