Golf: Fan sinks putt Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson couldn't get

Fan David Johnson of North Dakota reacts after being pulled from the crowd and making a putt on the eighth green during practice. Photo / Getty Images
Fan David Johnson of North Dakota reacts after being pulled from the crowd and making a putt on the eighth green during practice. Photo / Getty Images

The Ryder Cup is known for rowdy galleries. A vocal heckler walked the walk after talking the talk during the practice round today.

With six missed putts between them, teammates Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson just couldn't make the shot on the eighth hole of the Hazeltine course during the Ryder Cup.

The duo were told by a member of the crowd of their incapability to sink the putt, with North Carolina native David Johnson even stating that he himself could make the shot.

Stenson did not back down from the challenge, pulling Johnson out of the crowd and onto the green to see if he could walk his talk.

Justin Rose raised the stakes of Johnson's putt of a lifetime, putting a $100 banknote on the line should Johnson have slotted the penalty.

The expectation weighing on Johnson to live up to the hype placed upon himself did not weigh him down at all, as he went on to convert the putt, igniting a rapturous cheer from the crowd.

"Has the Ryder Cup started already?" McIlroy would go on to caption a tweet he posted alongside a video of Johnson's conquest, generating over 3600 re-tweets and 4700 likes.

You can view the video below.


-additional reporting AP

- NZ Herald

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