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#pounditThursday, June 1, 2023

Ryder Cup heckler becomes legend after Henrik Stenson calls him out (Video)


We couldn’t have asked for a better start to the Ryder Cup on Thursday, and it was only a practice round. Believe it or not, we can thank a heckling fan for that.

When European golfers Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan found themselves unable to make a 12-foot putt (they supposedly missed it six times), a fan began giving them a hard time and said even he could knock it down if given the opportunity. Henrik Stenson, who was playing with McIlroy, Sullivan and Justin Rose, called the guy out on it and told him to give it a shot. Rose even laid a $100 bill on the green and told him he could keep it if he hit the putt.

Geess what? The guy buried it:

And he even took a shot at Rory’s height by asking if he could use Dustin Johnson’s putter instead! It doesn’t get any better than that.

McIlroy has always been a great sport when it comes to fan interactions (even in this touchy situation), so we’re not surprised he gave the guy a chance to shine. Did he envision the fan draining the putt on his first attempt? We know the answer to that.


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