Saying that it was a rarely mentioned yet essential part of the game, golfer Jordan Spieth took time out to thank the American fan who shouted “BOOM” for letting him know his shot off the first tee was good.
Speaking during day one of the 2016 Ryder Cup, the 23-year-old Texan admitted that he would struggle to compete were it not for such vocal supporters.
“It’s just hit and hope when I get up there. Once I swing my club I immediately lose awareness of where the ball is. Were it not for that man I’d have been lost,” said Spieth, adding that during the more reserved European Tour events he regularly walks the entire course almost entirely unaware of how well he is doing.
At press time, Spieth issued an appeal to fans to continue shouting “Get in the hole” so he knows where to place the ball when he’s putting.