The grandstand crowd overlooking Merion's 17th hole cheered Ernie Els' name on Sunday afternoon as he readied for his birdie putt at the U.S. Open.
The 43-year-old two-time U.S. Open champion tugged the bill of his white hat, sank the putt - and the crowd roared. He raised his putter to the sky and approached the 18th hole.
The man who entered Sunday 7 strokes off the lead was now inching toward the top of the leader board.
"One more, buddy," a fan hollered from the crowd.
One more proved too much to ask for as Els bogeyed the 18th hole to finish 4 strokes behind champion Justin Rose and tied for fourth place with a 5-over-par 285. He birdied five times on Sunday but it was his pair of bogeys on the front nine that hampered Els.