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Ryder Cup: Heckler nails $100 putt after challenge from Rory McIlroy, Andy Sullivan

Golf fan David Johnson (2-R) of Mayville, North

Golf fan David Johnson (2-R) of Mayville, North Dakota, is congratulated by Team Europe's Justin Rose (L), Henrick Stenson (2-L) and Rory McIlroy (R), after Johnson made an oft-missed putt using McIlroy's putter, when he was pulled out of the crowd by members of Team Europe on the eighth green during practice for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA, 29 September 2016. Johnson was given a 100 US dollar bill by Justin Rose for the feat. The Ryder Cup 2016 runs from 29 September to 02 October. Credit: EPA / ERIK S. LESSER

CHASKA, Minn. — The Ryder Cup is known for rowdy galleries. A vocal heckler walked the walk after talking the talk during the practice round on Thursday.

Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan took multiple cracks at a 12-foot putt on No. 8 and missed every time. David Johnson, of Mayville, North Dakota, let them know about it, saying he could make the putt. Henrik Stenson pulled Johnson from the gallery and Justin Rose laid a $100 bill right next to the ball, daring Johnson to make it.

After wisecracking that the putter he was handed was too short, Johnson muttered, “home soil, right?” Then he drilled the putt , eliciting a roar from the crowd. Johnson pumped his arms wildly and earned high fives from the entire Euro foursome as they exited the green.

“Has the Ryder Cup started already?” McIlroy tweeted while linking the video.

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