When Brian Harman was in the middle of his third round at Royal Liverpool during the British Open in July, a Tommy Fleetwood supporter yelled those derogatory things at him.
As it turned out, Harman had the "stones" to pull it off, winning the first major of his career and doing so by a wide margin.
As he supported Fleetwood, that tough-guy fan was slapped in the face with the warning, "Be careful what you wish for."
the young man from the neighborhood who was matched with Harman on that crucial third round and lifted the Claret Jug.
Those Europe fans in the tens of thousands who this week at Marco Simone Country Club will be overtly and vocally rooting against Harman as one of the 12 on the U.S.
Ryder Cup team may want to hold their salty comments and mind games to themselves.
Because that kind of stuff is pure rocket fuel for Harman, the 36-year-old from Georgia who has a chip on his shoulder the size of the Coliseum.
After winning the British Open, Harman told the media that the opponent who was testing his masculinity outside the ropes "helped" him "a lot."
Sam Burns' outrageous 'USA' haircut will be the talk of the 2023 Ryder Cup. Harman remarked at the time, "It helped jolt me back into [believing] I'm good enough to accomplish this, that I'm going to achieve this.