McIlroy congratulates heckler who beat Team Europe to $100 putt

Rory McIlroy has had to join his European teammates in congratulating an American heckler who was challenged to make a putt during a Ryder Cup practice session – and won $100 from Justin Rose.

Rory McIlroy shakes hands with Team Europe's nemesis. Credit: PA

Team Europe’s Rose and McIlroy, plus Henrik Stenson and Andy Sullivan, were struggling to make the shot when a voice from the crowd shouted: “I could have made that!”

The heckler hugs Justin Rose after winning $100 off him. Credit: PA

They invited the spectator to try, and Rose put a $100 bill on the line as added incentive. And, to roars of approval from the rest of the crowd, the heckler pulled off a perfect shot.

The rogue voice from the crowd celebrates in style. Credit: PA

As he celebrated in style, even Team Europe had to give credit where it was due, laughing as they hugged the delighted fan.

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