Most of the time, hecklers get what's coming to them.
At comedy shows, they're shot down by the stand-up, at plays or concerts they're tossed out on the street, and at sports games they get to be embarrassed when they fail to do what they said they could so easily accomplish.
But this heckler put his money where his mouth was and earned himself $100.
David Johnson, of North Dakota, was at the Ryder Cup practice round at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota on Thursday. There, he was trash talking Team Europe players.
His smack talk was overheard by British Open champion and Olympic silver medallist Henrik Stenson. Johnson said,
Silver medal is what we call first loser!
Stenson invited Johnson up to putt, to prove he could do better.
On top of bragging rights, Stenson's teammate Justin Rose put $100 next to the ball.
Has the @rydercup started already?? pic.twitter.com/s6EImcbnZv — Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) September 29, 2016
Johnson putted the ball perfectly into the hole.
What's his secret? Surely this untapped talent has to have some sage wisdom to bestow upon others who lack his golfing skills.
He told Pioneer Press,
I closed my eyes, swallowed my puke and hit the putt that happened to go in, so that was cool.
Johnson said of his experience,
I razzed them a little bit, and they heard me, which is insane, and they brought me out, which is more insane. Haven't fully realized what just happened. Overall, that was a pretty cool experience. I'd go ahead and do that again. That was nice.
Hopefully this doesn't inspire more hecklers to try to outwit and outplay the professionals. While it worked out for this one man, and he earned a signed $100 bill to boot, most of the time you just look like a huge jackass craving attention.