Controversy at the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup was rocked by a cheating scandal as a video surfaced showing American golfer Justin Thomas kicking his own ball and refusing to admit it. The incident occurred during the Saturday morning foursomes match, in which Thomas and partner Jordan Spieth were up against Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood.
While struggling to get out of the rough on the sixth hole, Thomas' frustration got the better of him. After a failed shot, the ball dropped by his foot, and he clearly kicked it. This caused the ball to move again, which could lead to a penalty in golf. It remains unclear whether Thomas informed a referee of the incident.
As tensions escalated during the match, fans at home expressed their outrage on social media. Many believed that Thomas should have owned up to his mistake and accepted any penalty imposed by Ryder Cup officials. The controversy added to an already eventful second day of the Ryder Cup.
More Drama at the Ryder Cup
The incident involving Thomas was just one of several contentious moments during the tournament. Jordan Spieth lost his temper with photographers, Sam Burns mocked the European crowd, and Patrick Cantlay's winning putt sparked a heated altercation. Despite the drama, Europe maintains a strong lead in the overall standings.
Europe Holds the Advantage
With a current score of 10½-5½, Europe is in control of the 2023 Ryder Cup. They need just four more points to reclaim the trophy. Meanwhile, Justin Thomas suffered losses in both of his matches on Saturday alongside his partner Jordan Spieth.