Golfer's brutal reaction to steward asking crowd to be quiet leaves people divided
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Golfer Shane Lowry got pretty annoyed when a marshal told the crowd to be quiet during his Ryder Cup match against Jordan Spieth.
The pressure was on at the Marco Simone Golf Club and Lowry was on hole number 15 trying to concentrate on getting things right.
With so much riding on his abilities as a golfer it was crucial that nothing distracted Lowry, so while he was taking a couple of practice swings to figure things out a marshal decided to pipe up.
"Stand still, don't move," was the instruction from the official to the crowd of golf fans who were standing around Lowry to watch him play.
However, footage of Lowry preparing to take his shot didn't seem to contain much in the way of noisy disruptions from the crowd and the champion golfer didn't seem to appreciate the marshal's attempts to help.
A quick 'shush' sound could be heard before Lowry turned around and told the marshal: "You're making more f**king noise than anyone else."
The marshal quickly apologised for talking while Lowry was trying to concentrate, with the golfer returning to the game muttering 'Jesus' as he got back to business.
Fortunately it didn't put him off too much as Lowry was able to tie his match with Jordan Spieth and Europe went on to win the Ryder Cup.
Of course, footage of a golf pro telling a marshal to keep schtum ended up on social media, with plenty cheering him on and others not so approving of his words.
Plenty backed Lowry and one said they 'love golfers uncensored', while another chipped in to say the moment was 'gold'.
Someone else said 'never, ever make noise while he's in his routine'.
However, others thought he was being a bit harsh on the marshal, with some saying that at the very least he could have done without swearing.
Someone said it was 'not cool in front of the kids Shane' while another golf fan said Lowry had 'let himself down here'.
A few others pointed out that the marshal was a volunteer who was 'just trying to do his job', with making sure the crowd stays quiet being part of that.
Elsewhere in the Ryder Cup, Lowry had to hold back Rory McIlroy from having an argument with Justin Thomas' caddie.
McIlroy was unhappy with the caddie stepping on his line and got 'upset' after asking the man to move and the caddie not skedaddling like he wanted.