Viral See What Happens When Pro Golfers Challenge Heckling Fan to Sink Putt for $100
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) September 29, 2016
The most clutch putt of the 2016 Ryder Cup may have been made before the competition even started.
As Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan continued to miss a difficult putt during a practice round at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, Thursday morning, they began hearing heckles from a man in the crowd.
The heckler, David Johnson of Mayville, North Dakota, insisted he could sink the putt, so Henrik Stenson brought him onto the green to show his skills.
Justin Rose raised the stakes by placing a crisp $100 bill next to the ball.
Johnson quickly lined up the 12-foot putt and drained it, getting cheers from the crowd and congratulations from the pro golfers.
"I razzed them a little bit, and they heard me, which was insane," Johnson said to reporters after the big shot. "They brought me out, which is more insane. I haven’t fully realized what just happened, but overall that was a pretty cool experience. I would go ahead and do that again if I could."
"I closed my eyes, swallowed my puke, and hit the putt. It happened to go in."
Fan chirping Team Europe at Ryder Cup practice, is asked to put money where his big mouth is, for $100. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/mzlDzu2ASR
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) September 29, 2016