IRISH boxer Andy Lee has voiced his anger after a fan shouted “potato” just as Paul Dunne prepared to hit his shot on the 18th hole at The Open.
The Limerick man took to social media to threaten to “knock out” the fan that directed the comment to the young amateur golfer, who topped the leader board as he headed into the final day of the tournament on Monday.
Dunne, a Wicklow native, was playing his second shot on the 18th fairway at St Andrews when the roar forced him to refocus and line up his shot again.
Whilst many people took to Twitter to vent their irritation by the comment, world champion Lee shared his reaction on his page.
"I'd like to meet that fella who shouted before Dunne's chip and knock him straight out!" said Lee.
Dunne made headlines on Monday when he became the first amateur to lead The Open going into the final round since 1927 and was poised for a historical victory.
But on the fifth and final day of the tournament, he disappointingly missed out on becoming Open champion, while the coveted amateur prize, the Silver Medal, also eluded him.