WATCH: Rory McIlroy is getting mixed reactions for this very self-assured celebration at the Ryder Cup 3 years ago

WATCH: Rory McIlroy is getting mixed reactions for this very self-assured celebration at the Ryder Cup

"I can't putt?!"

As it stands, Europe have a solid lead of 8-4 over their US opponents at the 2018 Ryder Cup on the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France.

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But that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of tension on both sides.

That much was clear when Irish golfer Rory McIlroy let off steam after a putt that put him and his partner Ian Poulter 2 up on Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.

Upon finishing the hole, McIlroy started fist-pumping and turned to the crowd yelling "I can't putt?! I can't putt?!" before pointing to his puffed out chest and saying "I can putt. I can putt."

It was show of bravado that may now have backfired.

Immediately afterwards, McIlroy missed a double-bogey putt on the fourth hole... And three holes later, Spieth and Thomas now lead by 2.

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There's plenty of time left for McIlroy to pull back ahead, but it's safe to say that many social media users are criticising McIlroy's very confident reaction to the earlier putt.

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