Zach Johnson wasn’t the only player to be on the receiving end of taunting from an unruly fan on Saturday at the BMW Championship.
Sergio Garcia, playing alongside Tiger Woods in the third, was preparing to hit his second shot to par-5 18th at Conway Farms when a fan shouted “Go Tiger!” as Garcia was taking back the golf club. Garcia, understandably miffed, stopped after his swing and looked in the direction of the fan.
Garcia went on to make a birdie at the closing hole, getting up and down for birdie with his third shot. He enters the final round at 6 under par, seven shots behind leader Jim Furyk, who backed up his 59 with a 2-under 69.
Both Garcia and Johnson had their run ins with a fan at the 18th hole, making one wonder if it wasn’t the same guy who taunted both players. Consider that Garcia and Woods were paired together in a tee time that began the round 50 minutes before Zach Johnson and Nick Watney did. After the Woods-Garcia group played through, the fan conceivably could have moved into the grandstand behind the 18th hole to take his shots at other golfers in the final groups.
Johnson, along with playing partner Nick Watney, confronted a heckling fan that yelled, “Zach, you suck!” after the ’07 Masters winner missed his birdie putt at the last hole.