REVEALED: Fan tore down a speaker that made FART noises on The Open’s 18th hole, while winner Collin Morikawa says bizarre noises caused him to distance himself from the crucial final tee shot
- Collin Marikawa Has Revealed That Farting Sounds Deter Him On The 18th Hole
- The American, 24, triumphed over Sandwich to win The Open Open last weekend
- Marikawa stepped away from the 18th tee when he wanted to take the win
- He has told how a speaker who made farting noises was hidden in the crowd
Sports stars are able to block out all the noise at the most crucial moments, and Collin Morikawa has revealed how he was nearly derailed by a fart sound on the final tee of The Open.
Morikawa, 24, put down a near-clear 72 holes of golf last Sunday to lift his second major in Sandwich, holding off the challenges of Jordan Spieth and Louis Oosthuizen to triumph in Kent.
En route to the final hole, the American had a two-stroke lead over Spieth, knowing he would win the Claret Jug by anything but a spectacular capitulation.
Collin Marikawa has revealed how a speaker who makes fart noises scares him off on the 18th hole
The American, 24, stepped away from the 18th because of bizarre noises coming from the crowd
Morikawa was seen stepping away from the tee on the 18th hole, as fans wondered if the American was overwhelmed by the majesty of the event ahead.
However, the 24-year-old has revealed how to recalibrate after being put off by a bizarre farting noise coming from the crowd.
‘Some spectator at some point in the day snatched an old-fashioned microphone, like a recording. Throw it under one of the marshals around there and started playing these fart sounds just as I was about to swing,” Morikawa told Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast.
Morikawa said he and Louis Oosthuizen laughed as marshals tried to find the device
However, the 24-year-old kept his composure to win his second major title after a clear week
‘Louis’ [Oosthuizen], his caddy, my caddy, we all knew it was a farting sound. But we seriously thought it belonged to the spectators. We thought someone was playing it on their phone.
“The Marshals were all watching, we look around, the Marshal digs in the grass and pulls out this little recorder. What are the chances of that happening?’
Luckily for Morikawa, he was unmoved by the chicanes on the 18th, hitting a crisp tee shot down the right side of the fairway before making cool par to take a famous win.
The 24-year-old’s triumph over Sandwich is his second major, having won the U.S. PGA Championship behind closed doors in 2020.