An interesting turn of events occurred over the weekend at the BMW Championship. A fan attempted to guide a remote-controlled golf ball into the pin at the BMW Championship from his spot in the crowd.
Rory McIlroy, who was walking the green at the time, was not having it.
McIlroy eyed the remote-controlled ball tracking towards the pin, but just as it came inches from falling into the cup, the golfer smacked it away with his putter. The fan tried for round two only to see his efforts thwarted by McIlroy once again.
He then became agitated, picking up the ball and firing it into a nearby pond. The crowd erupted as it splashed into the hazard area.
The spectator was identified and swiftly escorted from the crowd. Fans on social media were quick to react to the incident.
Golf fans respond to Rory McIlroy throwing a remote-controlled ball into a pond at BMW Championship
Many golf fans responded to seeing Rory Mcilroy chuck the remote-controlled ball into the water. Most believe the golfer took things a little too seriously.
Rory is not a fun guy
— Chad Nelson (@cn2320) August 20, 2022
Why would you get annoyed with that? Don’t get it.
— David (@davidtfbarry) August 20, 2022
You just dropped a couple of notches with me Rory. Gezz have a little sense of humor. Scrooge of golf.
— Alan Estrada (@alane748) August 20, 2022
But then again, there is a lot of money on the line, and distractions like this shouldn’t be an issue.
This is the highest level of great golf with the best players in the world. There is no place for these distractions. I think @McIlroyRory is a great golfer and had every right to throw the ball in the pond. Fans are forgetting there is etiquette in golf.
— Brian Sullivan (@sullstack) August 21, 2022
Some said that this would never happen on the LIV Tour, which Rory has been in firm opposition of this PGA season.
This would never happen on the LIV TOUR 😂
— Andrew (@dwmpandrew) August 20, 2022
It's hard to like a guy like Rory right now, LIV is living in that head rent free!
— DuffDaddy (@CarlosOGarza) August 20, 2022
McIlroy wasn’t happy about the incident, and that was evident in his response. Despite the distraction, it looks like he’ll land a top 10 finish after closing the tournament at -9.
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