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American Fan At Ryder Cup Heckles Europeans, Gets Called Out To Putt For $100, Sinks It

Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images
Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

There was tension between the Americans and Europeans at the Ryder Cup thanks to Danny Willett’s brother, but one American heckler in the crowd may have smoothed things over during today’s practice at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

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Team Europe’s Henrik Stenson heard the jeers of David Johnson, a fan from North Dakota, and pulled him out of the crowd to make a putt. Justin Rose sweetened the deal with $100, right next to the ball. Rory McIlroy hugged Johnson after he made it:

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Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press caught up with Johnson afterwards, who sounded like he was still trying to process what had just happened. “I closed my eyes, swallowed my puke, and hit the putt that happened to go in, so that was cool,” he said.

The man did it in jeans. Anything is possible.

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