GREAT MO­MENTS IN SPEC­TA­TOR DIS­RUP­TION

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Disruptors Innovators & Risk-Takers -

1962 Mem­bers of Arnie’s Army shout “Fat Jack!” at Nick­laus as he makes his way around Oak­mont, but he is un­fazed, de­feat­ing Palmer in a play­off to win his first US Open.

1971 A young boy falls from a tree at Me­rion Golf Club, startling Lee Trevino as he’s putting on the 18th green in the US Open’s fi­nal round. Trevino re­groups but misses the putt and winds up in a play­off, de­feat­ing Nick­laus.

Early 1980s Rainbow-wigged Rollen Ste­wart starts pop­ping up on dozens of golf tele­casts, flash­ing Bi­ble mes­sages and a goofy grin.

1985 In an era of streak­ers reg­u­larly vis­it­ing the Open, one rushes the 18th green be­fore Peter Ja­cob­sen brings him down with a text­book foot­ball tackle.

1986 A heck­ler calls Greg Nor­man a choker dur­ing the US Open at Shin­necock Hills. Nor­man wades into the gallery and says, “Shut your face.”

1987 Danielle Cromb causes a stir by ap­pear­ing in a lime-green bikini on a float­ing leader board at the PGA Cham­pi­onship. Tour­na­ment of­fi­cials are dis­patched to re­move her.

1993 Bill Mur­ray hauls spec­ta­tor Kitty Rags­dale into a green­side bunker at the AT&T Peb­ble Beach Na­tional Pro-Am, where they dance be­fore tum­bling to the ground. She’s em­bar­rassed, and oth­ers are out­raged by Mur­ray’s an­tics.

1998 Scott Hoch and his wife pur­sue a Hartford heck­ler who taunted him for chok­ing. In a twist, Hoch reaches for the spec­ta­tor’s neck be­fore a tour­na­ment vol­un­teer sep­a­rates them.

2002 A US Open spec­ta­tor calls to Colin Mont­gomerie, seem­ingly as a fan at Beth­page. When Monty fi­nally looks at him, the man hollers, “Nice t--s!”

2008 Cad­die Tony Navarro goes un­der the US Open ropes to con­front a fan who yelled at Adam Scott at Torrey Pines. They scuf­fle, end­ing up on the ground be­fore po­lice step in.

2011 Tiger Woods is putting at the Frys.com Open when a fan runs onto the green and heaves a hot dog at him.

2012 A caw­ing Bird Man in a Union Jack hat in­ter­rupts Bob Costas in­ter­view­ing Webb Simp­son after the US Open. USGA ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Mike Davis yanks Bird Man away.

THE NEW FOX GOLF TEAM FOR THE 2015 US OPEN (FROM TOP LEFT) IN­CLUDES MARK LOOMIS, GREG NOR­MAN, BRAD FAXON, HOLLY SON­DERS, JOE BUCK AND DAVID FAY.

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