Bill Speros writing for Golfweek:
A spectator threw a ball toward Johnson while he was teeing off on a par-3 hole Friday during the second round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
Not to get picky but calling anyone who would do this a “fan” seems a bit generous. I can only imagine a few reasons why someone would do this and most of them involve either gambling, alcohol, or both.
So far, I’ve only heard positive things about how the crowds in St. Louis have been behaving at this year’s PGA Championship. Any gathering of folks is going to have a few idiots in it. Let’s hope this sort of thing remains an isolated case of stupidity and doesn’t start a new fad.
Update: Was it a fan or not? Twitter user Tom Herron @gifhouh has a different theory: