Zach Johnson rages at PGA Tour fans over Ryder Cup heckles: "Don't sir me!"

Zach Johnson was filmed getting hot under the collar with a few PGA Tour fans heckling the golfer about the 2023 Ryder Cup.

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Sun, 11 Feb 2024
Zach Johnson rages at PGA Tour fans over Ryder Cup heckles: "Don't sir me!"

Zach Johnson was filmed giving PGA Tour fans a piece of his mind after Ryder Cup taunts apparently went too far. 

The exchange happened during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. 

It's a rowdy event and it could be argued at times the well-lubricated fans take things too far

This was apparently Johnson's position so he decided to confront the heckler or hecklers early on Sunday morning. 

Johnson could be heard telling one spectator: "Don't sir me! Somebody said it. I'm just sick of it... just shut up!" 

We don't know what was said but Johnson looked absolutely furious.

Johnson oversaw the 2023 U.S. Ryder Cup side that was defeated by five points last September at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Italy. 

The American was accused of not being a good captain by being under-prepared for the contest. 

In fairness to the golfer some members of the team came down with illness. 

Johnson later expressed some of regrets over his captaincy by conceding: "I don't think I put my guys in the best position for success." 

He added: "The common denominator that I go back to that I wish I could have changed, or not changed, I wish it would have dawned on me earlier is just the pure commodity of time and understanding that it's precious.

"You know, we had the practice round trip. No regrets. Amazing.

"I don't think the guys would say they had any regrets in that, at least I hope they wouldn't. It was spectacular.

"If I could have put more value into time management, I could have put my guys in a better position to play golf at a better rate early on."

Johnson's successor has not yet been named but it is expected Stewart Cink or Fred Couples will be the next captain. 

Tiger Woods has distanced himself from the role.

Watch Johnson's exchange here:

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