Thomas Pieters took a page out of the American Ryder Cup team’s road-game playbook on Saturday at the 2016 Ryder Cup.
Pieters and partner Rory McIlroy were taking on Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson of the U.S. in foursomes (alternate shot) in the morning session when Pieters drained a birdie putt on the second hole for the win. After the putt dropped, Pieters pulled a Patrick Reed move, shushing the partisan American crowd at Hazeltine National just as Reed did two years ago at Gleneagles in a Sunday singles match against Henrik Stenson.
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Things have gotten a little testier over the course of the matches, with McIlroy perhaps taking things to another level in Friday’s final match when he bowed twice to the crowd after making a match-clinching eagle against Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar.
McIlroy said he turned to the galleries and said, “You’re welcome for the show.”