March 24, 2024

PGA Tour pro Hayden Buckley was forced to back off his shot after a fan yelled out on his backswing at the Valspar Championship.


PGA Tour pro, caddie and fans fuming with spectator who yelled out in backswing.


PGA Tour pro Hayden Buckley and his caddie Brian Mahoney were up in arms after a spectator yelled out during Buckley’s backswing in the third round of the Valspar Championship.


The incident happened on the par-4 12th.

Buckley came up just shy of the green with his approach shot and he was left with a short chip shot from the left intermediate.


As the American stepped in to play his shot, a fan yelled out just as he took the club back.


Buckley stopped in mid-flow and he and his caddie Mahoney then turned to the unruly spectator in the crowd.


The rest of the crowd then turned on the disorderly fan.





The incident marked yet another example of shocking behaviour from a spectator during a PGA Tour event.


The worst examples were seen at the WM Phoenix Open earlier this season.


PGA Tour pro, caddie and fans fuming with unruly spectator at Valspar

Buckley eventually got up and down for par on the 12th en route to a round of 69.


It moved Buckley to 3-under par for the tournament and seven strokes off the pace currently set by Keith Mitchell, who holed out for an eagle-two on the par-4 18th.


Buckley is ranked 144th in the world and he has yet to win on the PGA Tour.


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