Not everyone knows how to behave at a golf tournament. Not everyone knows about personal space.
Both of those problems combined for one player on Saturday in the third round of the European Tour’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Englishman Matthew Southgate had gone left of the green at the par-5 closing hole at Castle Stuart Golf Links. He was trying to decide how best to play from tall, wispy grass to get up and down for a closing birdie. While he’s doing that, one particularly curious fan remains onlooking just a few feet away from him.
It’s not until Southgate kindly tells the man to move the hell out of the way that the fan exits stage right. Even then, he only moves a couple of paces.
Southgate wound up making a bogey at the last hole, finishing three rounds at 12 under par and four shots back of Henrik Stenson.