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American Fan Makes Putt Rory McIlroy Couldn't, Rakes in $100

Ryder Cup: American Hero Makes Putt, Defeats Europe, Wins $100
A 30-year-old insurance salesman from North Dakota was the unlikely hero of the Ryder Cup on Thursday. Here he recounts the epic triumph.

The every-fan's dream of competing with PGA Tour players came true at the Ryder Cup Thursday morning.

Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan continued to miss a putt on the 6th green during a practice round and, according to the PGA Tour's Ben Everill, Henrik Stenson brought out a heckler named David Johnson from the gallery who claimed he could get the job done.

With a fresh $100 bill from Justin Rose sitting next to his ball, Johnson said "Home soil, right?" A few seconds later he took a run at the 12-footer…and cashed it, to the delight of thousands of spectators. Check out the awesome video of the putt below.

Johnson met with reporters later, and almost couldn't believe his fortune. "I razzed them a little bit, and they heard me, which was insane," he said. "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," he said jokingly. "It happened to go in."

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