It’s always a good policy to ignore the advice pouring in from the peanut gallery—a lesson Justin Rose learned firsthand in the third round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
Rose missed an eagle opportunity on No. 11 because he “got suckered” into listening to the advice of a fan who had been watching other golfers miss putts from a similar spot. He had cracked a monster drive off the tee of the par-5 hole, leaving himself just a nine-iron into the green, which he used to give himself the opportunity for eagle.
“I was kind of mugged a little bit by a fan in the crowd shouting ‘everybody has been missing that putt left’. I got up to it and it kind of looked like it could swing quite a bit right to left, and I definitely pushed it a little bit off the blade. I kind of got suckered in to that one a bit,” Rose said via Sky Sports.
Rose finished his third round with a 68 on his card, instead of 67, and heads into Sunday’s final round four shots behind Jason Day, who was lights out on Saturday.
After failing to convert that critical eagle putt, which could potentially be the difference between winning and losing this major championship, you can bet Rose will never again fall victim to the “advice” of anyone other than his caddy out on the golf course.