Nick Faldo cabled a remarkable shot of Rory McIlroy at The Masters before viewers knew what was going on.
Faldo, CBS senior analyst for the major tournament, called a putt by Cam Smith on the 13th hole when he hinted that something amazing was about to happen.
The camera then cut to McIlroy, who birdied the bunker on the 18th to come within two shots of the tournament lead – with leader Scottie Scheffler having six holes to play.
Golf fans were in an uproar.
“What a spectacular botch in this moment by CBS.” tweeted Golf Podcast No Hang up. “I want to know why Faldo thought ‘I don’t want to spoil it’ followed by ‘But something incredible happened’ wasn’t the only way to spoil it.”
Faldo, 64, is a three-time Masters champion. He had a glimpse of McIlroy’s shot in front of the crowd because he and Jim Nantz were on the 18th green.
“Next you’re going to tell me that Faldo will spoil Sopranos episodes, asshole.” joked Dan Katz of Barstool.
Golf viewer Emily Weeks blamed CBS’s coverage for the spoiler.
“If CBS were to show golf shots live, we wouldn’t have to suffer Nick Faldo’s ‘wait ’til you see this, I won’t tell, I’ve got goosebumps just wait for Rory’s insane shot’.” she tweeted.
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