Weather Updates

A minor flap for Webb Simpson at U.S. Open

storyidforme: 32313768
tmspicid: 11784400
fileheaderid: 5385265

Updated: July 20, 2012 6:24AM

After winning his first major, U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson told Bob Costas, ‘‘Luckily, the birdies came.’’

The quote came just after a different ‘‘bird’’ videobombed Simpson’s moment. A British man who goes by the name Jungle Bird stepped in between Simpson and the camera, making bird calls before being hauled off by police. Jungle Bird’s Facebook page says he’s a ‘‘fictional character’’ and ‘‘activist dedicated to raising awareness of deforestation.’’

Simpson probably said it best: ‘‘Enjoy the jail cell, pal.’’

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.