It’s Christmas Eve for golf fans, with the Ryder Cup kicking off tomorrow. Team Europe are polishing off their final preparations before the big one tomorrow, and Justin Rose was concentrating to make a putt. Ultimately, he missed it.
Of course, there are always a few fans who will be making comments and gestures when a golfer is concentrating on the shot. Consider that the Ryder Cup is starting tomorrow; the most tribal tournament in golf, and this is multiplied tenfold.
Frustrated, but getting into the friendly spirit of the tournament, Rose challenged the heckler to step up and make the putt, essentially putting his money where he mouth is.
It is every fan’s dream/worst nightmare. The world was watching. Up stepped the heckler. The pressure was on. Miss, and he couldn’t show his face again all day. Sink the putt, and he would go down in folklore.
This took bravery!