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Helpful butterfly tracks Brooks Koepka birdie putt, leads to terrific Mike Tirico call

September 03, 2021

Much has been made about the PGA Tour cracking down on particularly vocal Brooks Koepka supporters this week. But it turns out, the four-time major champ's biggest fan at East Lake this week might be someone who can't speak. Or, rather, something that can't speak.

Koepka appeared to have the help of a butterfly during Thursday's opening round of the Tour Championship. Yep, a butterfly.

Almost immediately after Koepka stroked his 30-foot birdie putt on the par-3 9th, an interested insect followed along, seemingly guiding the golf ball into the hole. And NBC Golf's Mike Tirico, didn't miss the opportunity to deliver a fantastic play-by-play call. Check it out:

"We're flying now!" Get it? That's why they pay him the big bucks.

It's tough to tell who was more excited about the putt dropping—between Tirico and the butterfly, that is. Obviously, Koepka played it cool. Even with a cool $15 million on the line in the FedEx Cup finale this week. And if this is some sort of sign from above, than the actual Brooksy is about to get some (more) big bucks as well.