Justin Thomas wasn’t so happy with some of the gamesmanship by the Internationals.
The Golf Channel has reported that Justin Thomas was unhappy after he wasn’t given a short putt during the morning session at the Presidents Cup on Saturday.
After pitching his golf ball on to the green at the par=4 11th hole, Thomas was left with a three-foot putt for birdie to win the hole.
Just staggering arrogance and bad sportsmanship. Just knock in the 3 footer and move on kid. pic.twitter.com/rSMngdZusH
— Mark Williamson (@markwillo777) December 14, 2019
After pitching to 3 feet on the par-4 11th hole, Thomas had the short birdie putt left to win the hole and give he and Rickie Fowler a 3-up lead over Marc Leishman and Haotong Li. Expecting the Internationals to conceded the putt, Thomas was unhappy that no such concession happened.
After sinking the putt, Thomas looked at his competitors and used his putter as a measuring stick to show the putt was inside the leather.
This exchange is worth a read:
It is amazing. The great match players just assume nothing is good and therefore never get their feelings hurt.
— Geoff Shackelford (@GeoffShac) December 14, 2019