Golf is not typically a sport that is considered to provoke wild emotions, however, Rory McIlroy seemed to overlook the idea of good etiquette at the Ryder Cup on Sunday.
The Northern Irish golfer is arguably Europe's brightest hope, in helping to retain the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, and the 27-year-old displayed his passion and desire to retain the title on a highly pressurised final day of the competition.
Europe quickly fell behind America early in the tournament, however, pulled themselves back into contention before falling behind once again - piling the pressure on McIlroy to deliver. And despite coming up short at the ninth, the Irishman silenced the American crowd soon after.
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Showing his quality and nerves of steal, McIlroy putted from range to keep himself in the tie, against America's Patrick Reed. However, a casual fist pump was not enough for the Irishman, who had a message for the home support.
After securing his part of the bargain and putting to keep Europe's fading hopes alive, McIlroy said: "I can't hear you".
McIlroy may have been far from trying to make friends with the American crowd, but despite himself and Reed going toe-to-toe in their final day singles match, the two embraced on occasion, to show there was a friendly nature about the match, to some extent.
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