CHASKA, Minn. (KMSP) - An American heckler was challenged to put-up or shut-up after saying he could putt better than Rory McIlroy and his Team Europe mates during a Ryder Cup practice round.
The Europeans were all struggling with their putts on the 6th green during a Thursday practice round at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Team Europe challenged the American to give it a go, with Justin Rose even dropping a $100 bill on the green. The heckler, identified as David Johnson of North Dakota, gladly stepped onto the green, hushed the crowd...and nailed the 12-foot putt! Reading on the app? Watch the video at http://bit.ly/2deik5k
McIlroy gave the man a hug as the pro-USA crowd erupted.
Ryder Cup kicks off with celebrity match
The 41st Ryder Cup kicked off with the celebrity match on Tuesday at Hazeltine. About 50,000 people flocked to the course to watch the 24 pro golfers take practice, including Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Ryan Cavanaugh. The celebrity match featured Bill Murray, Huey Lewis and comedian Rob Riggle.
Bill Murray goes in for the big smooch with a fan at the Ryder Cup, much to the crowd - and fan's - delight. Video Courtesy: Matthew Matousek