Ryder Cup: American Heckler Makes Putt McIlroy Couldn’t on Green
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.
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) September 29, 2016
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.”