Excited golf fans are nothing new to the PGA Tour. Once it is limited so that it is not distracting or during the backswing, fans cheering and roaring "get in the hole" are part and parcel of the experience.
However, in recent times this has escalated. Tiger Woods return has predictably attracted considerable attention. Some of this has been over-the-top, like one particular fan who shouted while Woods was about to putt.
Now, having completed Saturday's third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, Rory McIlroy revealed some of the behaviour was once again unfair. 'It's tiring. I've got a headache after all that. '
There was one guy out there who kept yelling my wife's name. I was going to go over and have a chat with him. I don't know, I think it's gotten a little much, to be honest. I think that they need to limit alcohol sales on the course, or they need to do something because every week, it seems like guys are complaining about it more and more.
I know that people want to come and enjoy themselves, and I'm all for that, but it's when the comments get personal and people get a little bit rowdy it can get a little much. It used to be you bring beers on the course but not liquor. And now it seems like everyone's walking around with a cocktail.
As for his golf, McIlroy is two shots off the lead going into today's round.