Why does Zach Johnson's caddie Damon Green flap his arms on the greens?
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Why does Zach Johnson’s caddie Damon Green flap his arms on the greens?

Zach Johnson is once again in contention to win the British Open Championship, high on the leaderboard after 36 holes in 2018 at Carnoustie.

When Johnson finished his Friday round with a birdie at the 18th hole at the Scottish links, his caddie, Damon Green, flapped his arms like a bird as the putt went in the hole. Why is Zach Johnson's caddie flapping his arms like a bird?

If you haven't figured it out yet -- bird's wings, birdie, you know -- Damon Green is flapping his arms like a bird when his mans drops a birdie or an eagle as a celebration for a birdie or an eagle since they're, again, birds.

Green has sometimes done a more elaborate dance with a longer wing span when Zach makes an eagle, but those are pretty rare. He frequently has the flagstick behind his head as he does the birdie dance.

Damon Green isn't just limited to the birdie/eagle dance. He does a number of other celebrations and dances and gyrations over the course of a good round. However, if Johnson continues to remain in contention through the weekend at Carnoustie, there's a good chance Damon Green could be flapping his arms all the way to a third major for the man from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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