On the ninth hole of the first round of the U.S. Open today, Tiger Woods’ streak of 34 consecutive holes without a bogey in Open play at Pebble Beach ended with a three-putt.
Perhaps not coincidentally, earlier on the same hole Woods received what one prominent golf media member called his, “worst heckle since coming back,” from a fan in the gallery.
So what did the fan say?
Golf.com’s David Dusek reports via Twitter:
Tiger teed off on 9, the heckler yelled and then the crowd booed. (Ernie) Els glared at the guy for a while.
Tiger gets his worst heckle since coming back at ninth tee. “It is our business. You made it our business!”
Damon Hack of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED confirmed Dusek’s report, Tweeting independently:
After tee shot on 9, Tiger just heckled by loud fan: “It is our business, Tiger, you made it our business!” Several fans booed.
Doug Ferguson of the ASSOCIATED PRESS then noted of Woods’ subsequent bogey:
Tiger’s streak of 34 consecutive holes without a bogey in US Open at Pebble ends with 3-putt at the ninth.
Unless Woods’ wins this weekend, I have a feeling that the heckles may only get worse.