Philly fans heckle Adam Scott at U.S. Open

Australia's Adam Scott reacts to missing his putt on the 14th green as playing partner Rory McIlroy...

Australia's Adam Scott reacts to missing his putt on the 14th green as playing partner Rory McIlroy (R) of Northern Ireland looks on during the second round of the 2013 U.S. Open golf championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, June 14, 2013. (REUTERS)

JON MCCARTHY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:06 PM ET

ARDMORE, PA. - The U.S. Open crowd isn’t the same as the crowd at a Flyers game, but they are still sports fans from Philly.

Mr. Nice Guy Adam Scott found that out at the treacherous fifth hole during Friday’s second round at Merion, just outside Philadelphia. The Masters champ left a long putt from off the green woefully short and one fan let Scott know where he stood on golf’s long-putter debate.

“Maybe you should bring a real putter next time!” he yelled.

When Scott missed his next putt to save par, the fan was right back at it.

“That’s what you get!”

It wasn’t the first time a player has been heckled for using an anchored putter. One week after the planned putting ban was initially proposed late last year, Keegan Bradley was called a “cheater” by a fan.

The USGA called that incident “deplorable” and said there is “no place in our game for this kind of behaviour.”

Scott wasn’t the only player to hear it from a fan this week. Sergio Garcia was taunted by fans during his opening round. It was reported by NBC that police asked Garcia if he wanted the fans removed and he said, “No, it would make it worse.”


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